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Sleep loss in humans degrades health, safety and productivity and increases the risk of errors and accidents. It has a profound impact on individuals and society.

Sleep and Performance Research Center

The Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) at Washington State University is a coalition of basic and applied research laboratories aiming to understand the neurobiology of sleep and sleep loss, and the effect of sleep loss on metabolism, immune function, cognitive performance and behavior, all with the aim of ensuring adequate, recuperative sleep and/or mitigating the effects of inadequate sleep.

Mission Statement

To be the leader in research on sleep and biological rhythms, and their impact on performance and health, by integrating from the molecular level to real-world operations.


Celebrating 10 years of SPRC at the SPRC Retreat, Coeur d’Alene, March 18-20, 2019

Contact Us

Sleep and Performance Research Center
Hans Van Dongen, Director
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane WA 99210-2131