The Sleep Health Research Laboratory was created at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2004 by Daniel Taylor, Ph.D., C,BSM, ABSM. Current research focuses primarily on three main tracts 1) Insomnia, 2) Sleep Health, and 3) Military Sleep Medicine. Dr. Taylor is a principle investigator or co-investigator on federal research grants investigating insomnia and other sleep disorders as risk factors for the development or maintenance of comorbid disorders (e.g., infection, PTSD, cardiovascular disease) as well as the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia in patients with comorbid disorders (e.g., PTSD, depression, fibromyalgia) in both civilians and military personnel.
Dr. Taylor also provides specialized clinical training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine to students in the Clinical Psychology program at UNT. We were the first doctoral-level training site accredited by the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 2007 and remain accredited by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, which is the new accrediting body.
Several doctoral and undergraduate research assistants work in the the lab, with research focusing on a variety of topics. For more information about different students' research interests and ongoing projects, please proceed to the People page. For information regarding ongoing research projects, please proceed to the Research page.