Our research team aims to gain a greater understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, with the hope that this will lead to improvements in the treatment of sleep disorders. Our current studies focus on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and include the testing of different treatments for OSA, as well as studying the concurrence of OSA with other medical conditions such as COPD and HIV. We are also interested in the control of breathing, and how a person's breathing changes when exposed to low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels. Upcoming studies will look at the sleep disturbances and other complications that can occur in low-oxygen environments such as people living at high altitude.
Please visit our page of active studies to find out what's going on in the lab right now, and see if you might be interested in volunteering to be a subject. If you don't find any studies there that you qualify for or that interest you, you can join our volunteer registry to be put into our database of people to call for future studies.
A list of selected publications from the UCSD Sleep Research Laboratory can be found here.
If you are a volunteer subject getting ready to come in for a study, here is some information for study participants to help you prepare.