The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Stanford Center
for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
3165 Porter Drive, MC 5480
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Stanford Sleep Medicine Center (Clinic)
450 Broadway Street,
Pavilion B, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Breakthrough Discovery in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Researchers at the Stanford Winkelmann Lab have conclusively demonstrated that a common genetic variant associated with RLS alters expression of a critical brain gene during fetal development. Learn more about this groundbreaking discovery or read the full article. Also, find out how you can help support future discoveries.

Recent Publications

Stanford has driven considerable growth in sleep research and treatment.  The many research labs that comprise the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine study all aspects of sleep ranging from genetic studies to informatics. Read more about some of our findings that have been recently published.

Message from the Director

“Sleep restores not only the brain but also the entire body, and sleep disorders have important connections with all areas of medicine.”


Dr. Emmanuel Mignot was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


Read abut about Watson,
Dr Mignot's Narcoleptic Puppy


About the Sleep Center

Read more about our innovative program that combines research, clinical and educational programs to advance the field of sleep medicine and improve patient care.

The Sleep Center is growing!

The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine welcomes Juliane Winkelmann and Sergiu Pasca to the group!

Donate to the Sleep Program

However, the field is still young and less widely recognized than more established areas of medicine. Vital work is needed, but funding from traditional sources is limited. Donate to the program to help us expand sleep research and patient care.

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