The importance of research in sleep disorder field

Sleep-related problems affect millions of people in all walks of life. They have a major impact on society, yet we still don’t have a good understanding of exactly why we sleep or what causes sleep disorders. We do, however, know that sleep is vital to our well-being and is closely linked with serious health and mood problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, and depression.

Sleep research is revealing how genetic and biological markers are associated with sleep disorders. Researches at KUMS have been contributory in identifying genes that correlate with apnea and RLS and can explain how levels of the hormone hypocretin are linked with narcolepsy.

We use the latest research to help properly diagnose and treat each patient. KUMS pursues research side by side with patient care and many of the physicians who see patients every day also conduct our research studies. SDRC’s goal is to establish gold-standard protocols for patient evaluation, treatment and research outcome, and to share those protocols with other researchers across the nation.