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WSU study to test sleep technology in chronic insomnia
January 23, 2018

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

SPOKANE, Wash. – If you spend your nights staring at the bedroom ceiling, you’re not alone. About a quarter of U.S. adults suffer from insomnia, which significantly impacts their quality of life.

‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs
April 5, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jason GerstnerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it so badly.

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain
December 5, 2016

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options.

Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits
September 15, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.