Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Health and Human Services has formed a research partnership to highlight the importance of sleep quality in the overall health of Tennesseans and that of the nation.

The university’s new Sleep Research Consortium was formed this past year to perform research and increase public awareness of how important sleep is to human existence, health and well-being.

An academic partnership between MTSU, the Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee and a growing group of community partners, the SRC is the brainchild of Cynthia Chafin, associate director of the Center for Health and Human Services.

“When I go to national meetings, my peers present research on heart disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased school and work performance, etc., but sleep disorders are never addressed as a cause.”


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