Eric Landsness MD, PhD



My research focuses on better understanding the role of slow wave sleep in post-stroke recovery, the leading cause of adult disability in the US. After stroke, sleep fragmentation and obstructive sleep apnea is common and is associated with worse outcomes and poorer recovery. My goal is to clarify the basic mechanisms of how slow wave sleep regulates neuronal repair and recovery after stroke.  Ultimately, this knowledge may identify novel sleep-focused therapies that could enhance sleep and therefore recovery after stroke, which would greatly improve health for patients, reduce disability, and enrich their quality of life.