UW Research

Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management



The mission of the Center for Innovations in Sleep Self-Management (CISSM) is to advance nursing science through the development, testing, and implementation of self-management interventions that use technology to assist adults and children with chronic illnesses to sleep better and improve health. The CISSM provides research resources to assist new and early career stage investigators to develop expertise in designing, testing, and disseminating self-management interventions that integrate technology to improve sleep those with chronic illnesses.

Core Services Offered

  • Biobehavioral laboratories (assays, processing & storage of assays)
  • Sleep data repository (actigraphy & polysomnography scoring, fitbit anlaysis)
  • Heart rate variability respoisitory
  • PROMIS instrument (common data elements) repository
  • Patient Centered Technology respository (smart home sensors)
  • Sleep Research Laboratory to conduct overnight sleep studies
  • Pain sensitivity testing
  • Consultation for integration of objective and subjective sleep and sleep-related daytime impairment

Funding Information

National Institute of Health (NIH) 2016-2021

Reporting Structure

Dean, School of Nursing

Related UW Entities

School of Nursing: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, Family and Child Nursing
College of Engineering

External Partners

Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seattle Children’s Hospital