Exploring how sleep mediates disease and interacts with immune function
More than half of all people in the United States have occasional difficulties with sleep or insufficient sleep while about 50 to 70 million people report having chronic sleep problems. Various factors cause sleep problems including poor sleep schedules, sleep apnea, post-traumatic stress, and shift work. Sleep disturbances have been linked to increased obesity, metabolic problems, coronary heart disease, stroke, altered immunity and certain cancers, among other diseases.
CINID research projects seek to understand the role that sleep plays in mediating health and disease, and how it interacts with stress and immune function.