Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. 70000 students, 1800 doctoral students and 5000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.

Stress Research Institute (SRI) is a centre within the Faculty of Social Science, with equal gender balance (48% of the staff are women). SRI’s research focuses on stress reactions, sleep and health. The organisation is divided into three research divisions with their own research area, of which the sleep and fatigue division is involved in the current project. The research area of the Sleep and Fatigue division is to understand how sleep and recovery is associated with stress. The main idea is that stress/load gives long-term negative effects only when recovery is disturbed. The work includes further development of measurement indicators of poor recovery (for example, sleep fragmentation, fatigue measurement, risk of accidents) and stress.

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