We work from bedside to bench, and back to bedside to extend our understanding on the role of sleep in plasticity processes during the different stages of development, with a particular focus on youth and young adults. Our research is based on the hypothesis that disturbed sleep has a central role in developmental processes and in the transition of an acute illness to a chronic disease such as depression, anxiety disorder, or chronic pain. The methods of research extend from population-based and clinical samples to experimental research and animal models.
Our ultimate goal is to develop evidence-based novel interventions to prevent the disease development to chronic conditions via promoting brain plasticity by tools such as face-to-face and internet-based psychosocial treatments, neurostimulatory and novel pharmacological approaches, as well as enhancement of slow wave activity by targeted stimulation of brain.
Sleep and Health
P.O. BOX 22 (Välskärinkatu 12)
00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
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