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Sleep Research

Sleep Research
Johns Hopkins’ sleep research employs a cognitive neuroscience approach to better understand the relationship between sleep and cognition in health and disease. 
 
Our clinical trials explore the role of normal and disordered sleep at various stages of the life cycle and the impact of disease on sleep, including arthritis and HIV infection. 
 
Investigations also cover the influence of sleep on waking experience and the biological and behavioral impact of sleep disruption.
 
We are learning more and more about how perception changes across the sleep-wake continuum, knowledge that lays the groundwork for manipulating sleep physiology to help people sleep better in noisy environments such as hospitals and military zones.
 
Our work in sleep and memory seeks to answer questions about learning while asleep (how it does or doesn’t work) as well as the biology behind attention and daytime cognitive functioning.

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