The Laboratory for the Research of Sleep Disorders, Babes-Bolyai University

The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health

Contact:
Bogdan Ioan Voinescu
Position:
Lecturer of Psychiatry
Address:
Fantanele 30, 400294
City:
Cluj-Napoca
Country:
Romania
Phone:
+40 744 432567
Fax:
+40 264 434141
Research Domain
  • Clinical
Keywords
  • Others
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Genetics of Sleep
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders
  • Epidemiology of Sleep
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders

Laboratory description

We study the role circadian preference plays in health and disease and look at the links between sleep disorders and psychiatric and somatic conditions. We adapt and develop personalized evidence-based psychological interventions (e.g., rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioural approaches) for sleep disorders. We assess the individuals by subjective methods (interviews, scales, logs) and objective ones, such as actigraphy, portable electroencephalography magnetic resonance imaging or genetic analysis.


Additional Descriptors, Keywords

insomnia, CBT-i, fMRI


Key Publications of the Laboratory:
Voinescu BI, Wislowska M, Schabus M (2014) Assessment of SOMNOwatch plus EEG for sleep monitoring in healthy individuals. Physiology and Behavior(in press)
Voinescu BI, Szentagotai A, David D (2012) Sleep disturbance, circadian preference and symptoms of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of Neural Transmission 119(10), 1195-1204

Collaborations

Name:  Kai Spiegelhalder

Institution:  Freiburg University

Title:  PhD

Name:  Manuel Schabus

Institution:  Salzburg University, Austria

Title:  PhD

Name:  Janne Grønli

Institution:  University of Bergen, Norway

Title:  PhD

Name:  Andrew Coogan

Institution:  NUI Maynooth, Ireland

Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Johannes Thome

Institution:  Rostock University, Germany

Title:  PhD

Name:  Debra Skene

Institution:  University of Surrey, England

Title:  PhD

Name:  Kevin Morgan

Institution:  Loughborough University, UK

Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Bogdan Draganski

Institution:  LREN Lausanne, Switzerland

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