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The Quebec Sleep Research Network aims to propel sleep research into a highly innovative and multidisciplinary science with a significant impact on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the population throughout the lifespan.

Who Are We?

The Quebec Sleep Research Network regroups 90 researchers and hundreds of trainees and research staff. The network is highly interdisciplinary, including fields such neuroscience, psychology, medicine, nursing, chronobiology, management, public health, and data science. It also brings together physicians, psychologists and technologists working in sleep medicine, as well as patients, citizens, non-profit, and industrial partners.

Research Axes

The Sleep Network is interested in all aspects of the science of sleep, circadian rhythms and dreams.

Mechanisms and functions

• Circadian rhythms
• Homeostatic process
• Molecular mechanisms
• Immune system and inflammation
• Learning, memory and brain plasticity
• States of consciousness
• Dreams
• Emotion regulation

Sleep and circadian disorders

• Epidemiology
• Pathophysiology
• Diagnosis and assessment
• Treatments
• Validation of tools
• Translational research
• Chronomedicine
• Patient perspectives


• Cardiovascular health and obesity
• Healthy aging
• Academic performances
• Occupational health and safety
• Screens, video games and social media
• Vulnerability
• Sleep in athletes
• Adverse environments
• Road safety


Priority projects are developed in the Sleep Network. They include equity, diversity and inclusion in sleep science, biobanks, innovative technologies and connected objects, open-access analysis platforms, occupational health and safety and knowledge mobilization.


The Quebec Sleep Research Network has a training program for the health sector and the future generation. This program includes the SomnoClub, monthly webinars on sleep disorders, and annual international summer schools.
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Partners and grants

We co-build projects and initiatives with our partners. The Quebec Sleep Research Network is financially supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé.


Some activities of the Sleep Network benefit from educational grants from Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., Eisai, Inc., Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Paladin Labs, Inc.

Quebec Sleep Research Network

CIUSSS du Nord de l’Île-de-Montréal
5400 boul. Gouin Ouest, local J-5105
Montréal, Qc.
H4J 1C4

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