Sleep, Health, and Wellness (SleepWell) lab
The vision of the Sleep, Health, and Wellness (SleepWell) lab is to prevent chronic conditions and improve people’s health and wellness by helping people sleep better.
We use mobile technology to study sleep/wake behaviors and collaborate with a sleep laboratory for polysomnography. We are focused on using non-pharmacological interventions (such as exercise and CBT-I) to improve sleep quality in a variety of populations, including older adults and people with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, or chronic pain.
Researchers in the SleepWell lab seeks to understand the following:
- How sleep impacts function, learning, and overall health in adults with and without neurological conditions.
- The interrelationship between sleep and other factors such as fatigue, cognition, and pain.
- How addressing sleep issues may prevent or delay the onset of chronic conditions.
We work closely with partners at KU Medical Center and beyond.
- KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
- Department of Neurology at KU School of Medicine
- Department of Psychology at University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Arts and Sciences
- Saint Luke's Health System
- Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorders Center
- Department of Psychobiology at Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
News and Events
Siengsukon and colleagues presented on assessment and rehabilitation strategies in managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference in Chicago, Ill.