Gregory Belenky, M.D.
Director, Sleep and Performance Research Center, WSU Spokane
Phone: (509) 358-7738
Fax: (509) 358-7627
310 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
We conduct laboratory and field studies of sleep and performance in
humans. In the field studies, we assess the impact of work
schedules on objectively-measured sleep and subsequent
objectively-measured performance in people going about their normal
routines of work, family, and community life. In the laboratory
studies, we investigate under highly controlled conditions the
effects of restricted sleep on performance and individual
differences in performance in response to sleep restriction. The
aim of the work is to develop more effective means of managing sleep
to sustain performance.
Selected Recent Publications
Muhm JM, Signal TL, Rock PB, Jones SP, O'Keeffe KM, Weaver MR, Zhu
S, Gander PH, Belenky G.
Sleep at simulated 2438m: effects on oxygenation, sleep quality, and
. Aviat Space Environ Med
Wesensten NJ, Belenky G, Balkin TJ. Cognitive readiness in network
centric operations. Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly
35 (1) (2005) 94-105.
Belenky G, Wesensten NJ, Thorne DR, et al. Patterns of performance
degradation and restoration during sleep restriction and subsequent
recovery: a sleep dose-response study. J. Sleep Res