About Us

Stanford University is home to the world’s first sleep research center, begun by the Father of Sleep Medicine and Co-Discoverer of REM sleep, William C. Dement.

The study is run by the Bernert Lab within the Stanford Mood Disorders Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. The Lab Director, Dr. Rebecca Bernert, is a leading researcher in the field of sleep medicine and mental health treatment.  For a list of all current studies being run by the Bernert Lab, click here.