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Department of Anthropology: Parent-Infant Sleep Lab

 Parent-Infant Sleep Lab

The Parent-Infant Sleep Lab is a Department of Anthropology research lab, and Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Research Centre. It is the home for a group of researchers examining various aspects of infant and child sleep and parenting behaviour. The lab itself was opened in 2000, while the research programmes it houses have been in operation since 1995. The Sleep Lab provides opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to become involved in our research, and we welcome enquiries. As our research team has grown our research focus has broadened to cover infant and child sleep ecology, sleep development, sleep safety, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), parental sleep, night-time infant care, feeding practices, thermal care and infant thermoregulation during sleep, twin infant sleep behaviour and physiology, postnatal ward environments and maternal-infant sleep, cross cutlural infant care practices, and the evaluation of interventions affecting parental and infant sleep. We collaborate with academics from a wide range of disciplines around the world, and with a variety of research users. We created and run the Infant Sleep Info Source website for parents and health professionals in order to make academic infant sleep research findings available to parents and health professionals.

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Link to TAMBA website

Sleep Lab & TAMBA Videos now online

The Twin and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA) and Durham University Sleep Lab have collaborated to produce a series of videos on twin infant sleep and safety for parents with twin infants and their health-care providers. Based on the latest research evidence from Durham's Sleep Lab and researchers around the world, the videos discuss what to expect from twin sleep patterns and the safest ways to sleep twin infants.

(22 Oct 2014)


Latest Publications

To view all Sleep Lab related publications, click here.

Contact Details

Parent-Infant Sleep Lab
Ebsworth Building
Queen's Campus
Durham University
Stockton-on-Tees,
TS17 6BH
Tel: 0191 334 0260
sleep.lab@dur.ac.uk

Infant Sleep Info Source