PAIN, SLEEP AND TRAUMATOLOGY LABORATORY
This laboratory was founded and is directed by Dr. Gilles Lavigne. It includes 2 sleep recording bedrooms, 2 psychophysics laboratories and a station dedicated to analyses. The laboratory is equipped to carry out various research projects in collaboration with trainees, post-docs and with Drs. Caroline Arbour, Jacques Montplaisir, Jean-Marc Chauny, Raoul Daoust, Ronald Denis, Jean-François Giguère, Pierre Mayer, Guy Rouleau and Nelly Huynh. The laboratory aims to understand sleep-pain interactions in populations suffering musculoskeletal pain, headaches, or acute or chronic post-trauma pain.
DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES LABORATORY
Located in the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory was founded and is directed by Dr. Tore Nielsen. Research projects are focused on both normal healthy dreaming and various dream disorders like nightmares and sleep paralysis. It is equipped with two bedrooms for sleep recording and a virtual reality room. This laboratory allows for the study of dreams and memory in relation to REM sleep and other physiological and personality characteristics. This laboratory allows the study of dreams and memory in relation with paradoxical sleep characteristics.
MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY AND SLEEP LABORATORY
The molecular physiology and sleep laboratory was founded and is directed by Dr. Valérie Mongrain. It is located in the Biomedicine Center (K wing) and is equipped for rodent sleep recording with telemetry equipment. The laboratory allows simultaneous and continuous recordings of EEG, locomotor activity and body temperature for 12 mice at a time. The laboratory also includes a "wet lab" with benches for carrying out molecular biology protocols.
SLEEP AND CHRONOBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Located on the 5th floor of the J wing of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, this laboratory has three sleep recording rooms and is used by the teams of Julie Carrier, Marie Dumont and Nadia Gosselin. The laboratory is dedicated to the study of sleep and biological rhythms including hormonal secretion associated with sleep, the effects of night work and the effects of aging and exposure to light.
PEDIATRIC SLEEP LABORATORY
Located in the Hôpital de santé mentale Rivière-des-Prairies, this laboratory has two sleep recording rooms and two rooms for people accompanying children and adolescents. The laboratory also has ambulatory sleep measurement devices (actigraphy, videosomnography, cardiorespiratory sleep polygraphy). It is used by Roger Godbout’s and Marie-Hélène Pennestri’s research teams. The laboratory is dedicated to the study of sleep, dreams, EEG and cognitive performance in neurotypic children and adolescents and those with a psychiatric disorder. Adults can also participate in research projects.