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Updated NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan Seeks to Promote and Protect Sleep Health

November 9, 2011



The National Institutes of Health released the 2011 NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan to encourage research in the next three to five years on sleep and circadian systems, the influence of genetic and environmental factors on sleep health, and improved treatments for sleep and circadian disorders. The plan expands upon previous and current research programs by promoting continued dialog within research communities, addressing training needs, and encouraging research focused on understanding  genetic and other factors of sleep that contribute to sleep disorders and disturbances.

The new plan was developed by the NIH and public representatives on the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, which is chaired by Charles Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D., chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.


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