Our highly trained and fully registered sleep technologists (RPGST) manage your overnight observation to ensure you have a comfortable yet informative night in our state-of-the-art lab. A private room with comfortable beds provides a home-like environment to optimize your sleep behaviours and trends. The facility also offers patient access to a TV lounge and bathrooms and showers.
The Centre for Sleep & Human Performance Research team has been a source of extensive research projects assisting public service, athletes and industry partners. Overseen by the Medical Director who brings 14 years of sleep medicine experience, the clinic has engaged in a number of significant research programs including “Own the Podium” for elite National Team and Olympic Team athletes, and the Calgary Police Service Health and Human Performance Initiative.
Lois James, PhD, is an assistant research professor with the Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University (WSU). She has a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and received her PhD in Criminal Justice from WSU in 2011. During her time at WSU, Dr. James has served as Co-Principal Investigator on $1.4 million in U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department Of Defense (DOD) funded projects, and as Lead Principal Investigator on a $40,000 contract with the Spokane Police Department. Her research focus is on understanding and overcoming the impact of shift-work related fatigue, sleep deprivation, cultural biases, and other stressors in high-performance and high-risk operational environments (primarily military, law enforcement, and elite athletes).
Amy is currently a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Research Fellow who works jointly at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance and in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She recently received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane, WA, with a primary focus on the analysis of the sleep EEG in cigarette smokers wanting to quit. She received a Master of Science degree in Psychology from WSU in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino in 2002. Dr. Bender's current research focuses on the relationship of sleep to recovery and performance in elite athletes, with special emphasis on the clinical validation of the Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ). Her research interests stem from being an athlete herself; she was inducted into the Community Colleges of Spokane Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, has summited a number of mountains including Mt. Rainier in 2010, and completed Ironman Coeur d' Alene in 2009.
Our administrative team is committed to providing you with rapid access to the excellent service at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance. Our professionals make certain your visit to the clinic and lab is as helpful as possible. If you have any questions about your visit contact us.