Solving the mystery of sleep

Premier institute aiming to elucidate mechanisms of sleep/wake regulation
and the function of the sleep by conducting basic to translational research

The 17th Takamine Memorial Daiichi Sankyo Prize to be awarded to Professor Masashi Yanagisawa

More

The IIIS Human Sleep Lab has been newly established

More

Animation video of IIIS research has been released!

More

Reversible Changes to Neural Proteins May Explain Sleep Need (published on Nature)

More

A new therapeutic avenue for treating insomnia (Published in Neuropharmacology)

More

TOPICS

Director’s Message

We aim to solve one of the biggest black boxes of today’s neuroscience

Director Masashi Yanagisawa

Our discovery of the neuropeptide orexin and its prominent role in sleep/wake regulation has generated a highly active research fields in neurobiology of sleep and metabolism. However, the fundamental governing principle for the regulation of sleep pressure, e.g., (1)the question of what the neural substrate for “sleepiness” is, (2) We have to sleepy remains a mystery. We focus on sleep neurobiology, and aim to solve one of the biggest mysteries in today’s neuroscience.

More

[consultation(sleepy mouse)]Q&A:about sleep

Q

1

Why do we dream?

A

1

The function of dreaming is still not well underst...

Q

2

Are there short sleepers?

A

2

Short sleepers are quite rare, much rarer than peo...

Q

3

What is narcolepsy?

A

3

Narcolepsy is also known as the “dozing-off diseas...

Q

4

What sort of social majors have been taken for sleep improvement?

A

4

As an example, Professor Mitsuo Hayashi of Hiroshi...

More

IIIS Blog

2019.3.6

構成とは何か、科学との共通点とは? 芸術系構成領域 上浦佑太先生インタビュー

  部屋の中央に近づくにつれて天井から正方形があらわれ、遠ざかると正方形がしだいに天井に沈み込んでゆくーこれはIIIS棟のエントランスにある作品です。作者は「構成」を専門とする、筑波大学芸...

News

筑波大学 国際統合睡眠医科学研究機構

INTERNATIONAL

INSTITUTE FOR

INTERGRATIVE

SLEEP MEDICINE