The Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness is a nationally and internationally preeminent academic Sleep Center and Center for Consciousness Research whose overall mission is to:

• facilitate and enhance basic and clinical sleep and consciousness research within the UW campus

• through the translation of novel neurophysiological recording techniques (e.g., high-resolution EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation and/or brain imaging, and noninvasive cardiovascular and respiratory monitoring), develop new technology for the study of sleep, consciousness and their corresponding disorders

• research the mechanisms and function of sleep, as well as the neural correlates of consciousness and and its disorders

• coordinate educational efforts in basic consciousness science, sleep science and sleep medicine, including outreach to healthcare providers throughout the region

• address areas of public policy relevant to sleep and sleep disorders, such as prevention of sleep deprivation

• provide community education and outreach related to sleep and health

• provide outstanding clinical care to patients with sleep disorders including outpatient services and diagnostic laboratory testing