Stress and recovery
Torbjörn Åkerstedts groups research is focused on the effects of stress on sleep physiology, the behavioral factors that regulate sleep (time awake, time of day, amount of prior sleep), the recuperative value of sleep (in terms of cognition, fatigue, health), factors in society that disturb sleep, sleep loss and accident risk, interventions to improve sleep. Ongoing projects include:
Women and sleep (the relation between polysomnographical measures and perceived sleep quality, subjective health, sleepiness and aging.
Sleepiness and brain imaging, relation to sleep loss, sleep fragmentation, stress during the day and burnout.
Daily covariation of sleep quality, sleep duration and stress during the preceding day across 6 weeks
PSG sleep measures on days with moderate and low stress.
Physiological and behavioral sleeping during night driving and night working. Torbjörn Åkerstedts group has at its disposal a fully equipped and sound proof sleep laboratory
Torbjörn Åkerstedt is the director of The Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Director of Stockholm Stress Center, a FAS center of excellence, including the SRI, and the departments of Clinical neurophysiology as well as Public health at KI.