With support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, UIC is developing the Biobehavioral Effects of Disturbed Sleep (BEDS) research consortium to blend the languages, concepts, methods and models of many traditional disciplines, focusing them on research into the connections between poor sleep and impaired biobehavioral and social function in health and disease. We hope to truly transform the research paradigm and accelerate discovery into the links between sleep and daytime function.

Poor sleep has reached epidemic proportions in developed countries, negatively impacting nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

Shockingly, after decades of research, the mechanisms by which insufficient or disturbed sleep impacts behavioral and social functioning remain poorly understood.

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