PAIN, SLEEP AND TRAUMATOLOGY LABORATORY
The laboratory was founded and is directed by Dr Gilles Lavigne. It includes 2 sleep recording bedrooms, 2 psychophysic laboratories and an office dedicated to analyses. The laboratory is equipped to carry out various research projects in collaboration with trainees, post-docs as well as 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 the sleep-pain interaction in populations with musculoskeletal pain, headaches, acute or chronic post-trauma pain.
DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES LABORATORY
The Dreams and Nightmares Laboratory was founded and is directed by Dr. Tore Nielsen. It is equipped with two bedrooms for sleep recording sleep and a virtual reality room. 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). It is equipped for rodent sleep recording and with telemetry equipment. The laboratory allows simultaneous and continuous recording of EEG, locomotor activity and body temperature for 12 mice. The laboratory also includes a "wetlab" with benches used 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 at 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 and Marie-Hélène Pennestri 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.