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The Sleep Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art facilities and equipment for monitoring overnight sleep studies and daytime nap studies. The area includes the following:

  • Three furnished private bedrooms – Furnished bedrooms with a single bed, closet, recliner chair, desk and chair, as well as a sink.
  • Control room – A monitoring room with a set-up area, and computers for data acquisition and monitoring of each bedroom.
  • Bathroom – A bathroom with shower facilities.
  • Multifunctional area with kitchenette – A room for data analysis, space for meetings, storage space for equipment and supplies.
  • Consultation room – A general interview and examination room with equipment for clinical assessment, a computer, and freezer for short-term storage of biological samples. 

List of services

The integration of this laboratory within the PERFORM Center allows the unique opportunity to combine sleep assessments with a wide array of measurements and interventions such as medical imaging, nutrition, and physical activity, including:
  • Actigraphy for motion and sleep/wake measurements over extended periods 
  • Audio-video recording of sleep/wake behavior
  • Cardiorespiratory sleep studies for assessment and quantification of respiratory effort, oximetry, ECG
  • Daytime nap studies (electroencephalogram, EEG/PSG)
  • Heart rate and electrocardiographic (ECG) studies with distribution over sleep periods
  • Overnight sleep studies (polysomnography, PSG)
  • Oximetry recordings and screenings

Note: The PERFORM Centre Sleep Lab is a “research only” laboratory.  As such, we are not permitted to carry out “clinical” sleep studies (e.g., apnea, narcolepsy, periodic leg movements, etc.) or to diagnose and follow patients.


The Sleep Lab consists of three bedrooms, a multifunctional space, a consultation room, and a bathroom. Bedrooms are equipped with a closed-circuit video camera and IR LED lighting for visual monitoring as well as pass-throughs for other monitoring systems.

Our team

Dr. Melodee Mograss

Dr. Mograss is a cognitive neuropsychologist with expertise in sleep, electrophysiological (EEG/PSG) methods and neurobehavioral performance. She coordinates research activities in the PERFORM Sleep lab.

Dr. Mograss holds a PhD from the Départment de Psychologie of Université de Montréal; Training Certificate in Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Canadian Child Health Clinical Scientist certification, McGill University; and is registered in polysomnography (RPSGT, American Association of Sleep Medicine). She completed postgraduate training in the Sleep, Circadian & Respiratory Neurobiology Lab from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and in pediatric sleep from the Montreal Children’s Hospital, RI-MUHC, McGill University.

Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu

Dr. Dang-Vu is a neurologist with expertise in sleep medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University, and holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health. In addition, he is the Director of the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (SCNLab). Dr. Dang-Vu is a researcher at the PERFORM Center and the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology. He is also a researcher and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), affiliated with Université de Montréal. His expertise includes human sleep physiology, sleep disorders and the use of neuroimaging in sleep research. Dr. Dang-Vu leads the scientific activities and strategic directions of the PERFORM Sleep Lab.

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