• Woman hooked up to monitors sleeping.

    Sleep Lab Gets to the Heart of the Matter

    Using novel combinations of advanced technologies to understand sleep and cardiovascular health. Like death and taxes, another certainty for most Americans is lack of sleep. But what does sleep loss do to our bodies? What happens when we factor sex differences or alcohol into the mix?
    The recently opened Michigan Tech Sleep Research Laboratory aims to answer those questions by combining sleep analysis technologies to provide a window into the effects of sleep on people in different stages of life.

On the cover: We sleep one third of our lives. Big data reveals why our hearts need plenty of sleep, which may matter more to women than men.

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