We evaluate the efficacy of a novel intervention based on virtual reality (VR) and slow breathing to promote bedtime relaxation and facilitate sleep in high-school adolescents.
Human sleep program publications
Rigorous performance evaluation (previously, “validation”) for informed use of new technologies for sleep health measurement
This special article describes the rationale and priorities of an interdisciplinary effort for rigorous, standardized, and rapid performance evaluation of new sleep and sleep disorders related technologies of all kinds, including an associated article template for a new initiative for publication in Sleep Health of empirical studies systematically evaluating the performance of new sleep technologies.
Sleep Disturbance Predicts Depression Symptoms in Early Adolescence: Initial Findings From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
The aim of the study was to investigate associations between sleep disturbances and mental health in adolescents.
Sleep and Women’s Health: Sex- And Age-Specific Contributors to Alcohol Use Disorders
As part of the 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women at the National Institutes of Health, three presentations focused on the intersection between alcohol and sleep in women, including links between disrupted sleep and the risk of AUD.
Automatic Artifact Detection in Impedance Cardiogram Using Pulse Similarity Index
We proposed a new algorithm for the automatic detection and exclusion of corrupted ICG cardiac cycles by defining a pulse similarity index that quantifies the level of pulse corruption and its diversion from a typical-shaped pulse.
Wearable Sleep Technology in Clinical and Research Settings
The current state-of-the-art review aims to highlight use, validation and utility of consumer wearable sleep-trackers in clinical practice and research.
Do Evoked Potential Differences Reflect a Deficit in Those Suffering a Sleep Disorder, or Resilience in Those Who Can Avoid It?
The novel approach taken by Gumenyuk and colleagues in this issue of SLEEP1 has produced interesting and novel data about SWSD, specifically, the absence of a difference in N1, the appearance of a right hemisphere specific difference in the mismatch negativity (MMN), and an enhanced P3a to novel stimuli in the SWSD group.