Sleep research

The UW School of Nursing was the first nursing school in the United States to launch a fully functioning sleep research laboratory. Read about the School’s rich history of sleep research. 
Our fully equipped Sleep Research Laboratory consists of a control room, a sleep study research area with three bedrooms and shower/ bathroom facilities.UW School of Nursing Sleep Lab

  • Polysomnographic recordings of sleep can be obtained from three subjects simultaneously by means of a computer-based sleep EMBLA acquisition system
  • A portable computer-based polysomnographic sleep recording system is available for monitoring sleep in home or clinic settings
  • Numerous microprocessors (Mini-Mitter® actigraphy) are available for  recording of activity and body temperature (BioPac)
  • Software is available for scoring the activity data for sleep detection and cosinor analysis of temperature data
  • The sleep lab can also make, repair and recondition small laboratory equipment

For service availability, costs and general operating procedures of the lab, and to include lab services in a research proposal,UW School of Nursing Sleep Lab please email Ernie Tolentino at