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New research: how waking activity controls sleep need

A new study from the Vyazovskiy group suggests that how and where we spend our time while awake impacts how much we need to sleep - it does not only depend on how long we are awake.

SleepUK: Exploring the nation’s sleep habits in 2021

Professor Colin Espie, of The Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, is conducting a census to find out just how well the UK is sleeping in 2021: the SleepUK project. This national study aims to find out what factors are helping the nation sleep, what might be stopping sleep, and how this impacts on the way people think and feel. These data will be used to paint a detailed picture of the nation’s sleep and inform future research projects. The results will be presented in a special episode of Horizon on BBC2.