Dr. Charles Morin receives Sleep Research Society’s Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Charles Morin, co-founder of SHUTi, receives Outstanding Scientist Award for his work in insomnia.


From Sleep Review Magazine:

Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder, but it remains partially shrouded in a groggy haze of the unknown. What causes insomnia? What maintains it? Is there an “insomnia gene”?

As long as there are relevant questions surrounding sleeplessness, there will be researchers like Charles M. Morin, PhD, who seek answers. Morin, professor of psychology and director of the sleep research center at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, has been researching insomnia for more than 30 years. “My interest has been maintained because sleep problems touch so many people. Whatever we can do to help people sleep better and have a better quality of life is enough to motivate me,” he says.

At SLEEP 2016, the 30th anniversary meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Morin will be receiving the Sleep Research Society Distinguished Scientist Award for his impact on how insomnia is treated. Morin has significantly contributed to the development, validation, and systemization of psychological and behavioral therapies for insomnia. “There is now a valid alternative to using sleep medication,” he says. And he is intent on distributing the knowledge gleaned from his research to clinicians and patients worldwide.