Li Chiu Kong Family
Sleep Assessment Unit
Research at SAU

Our research focuses on wide range of sleep disorders across different age groups.

CUHK named Sleep Assessment Unit after Li Chiu Kong Family in appreciation of the support and generous donation from Mr. Li Yiu-Kwong, David. The donation supports the development of the research and education of the Sleep Assessment unit.


Sleep Assessment Unit is established in 1986 and currently providing services at Shatin Hospital and is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. SAU conducts sleep assessment for patients and manages a broad spectrum of sleep disorders in adults and children.

SAU contains 4 beds and 1 private bedroom, and is equipped with modern equipment for digital polysomnography.

research topics

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect our sleep, which could lead to an array of negative consequences to our health and general well-being. Our research focuses on broad spectrum of sleep disorders including REM sleep behaviour disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and insomnia etc.

Sleep and Circadian

Disruption in circadian rhythms can lead to negative consequences in both physical and psychological health. Our team is currently conducting a study investigating the circadian dysregulation in offspring of parents with psychiatric disorders.

Sleep Intervention

Effective interventions for improving sleep is timely needed given the high prevalence of sleep problems in the general population. Our team conducted several sleep interventions such as sleep education, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and light therapy, targeting on both clinical and non-clinical populations.

News & Events

10 Million was awarded in RGC’s Collaborative Research Fund 2021/22
CUHK Conducts World’s First Family Study on Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behaviour Disorder to Investigate Familial Link with Parkinson’s Disease
CUHK Sleep 2018