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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

Take part in our census to find out just how well the UK is sleeping in 2021: the SleepUK project. The results will be presented in a special episode of Horizon on BBC2.

SCNi student selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit in 2021.

Lukas Krone, DPAG doctoral student, has been selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit 2021.

Scientists uncover the role of neuronal networks in moving between wake and sleep states


Changes in the way that neurons communicate with each other affect our ability to move between sleep and wake states.

Effects of COVID-19 on sleep: Oxford researchers lead international study


An international group of researchers led by Professor Colin Espie is investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep and daily rhythms in adults.

Professor Russell Foster receives Daylight Award 2020

On the UNESCO International Day of Light, The Daylight Award announce the 2020 Laureates, including Russell Foster who receives the award for his clinical studies in humans addressing important questions regarding light.

School students help with sleep research

A group of students got a taste of research at Oxford earlier this month when they spent a day analysing data at our Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute.

Award success for MSc in Sleep Medicine student

Alumni General

Priya Maharaj has won the Archibald Jackson Prize from Somerville College for achieving a Distinction in the MSc in Sleep Medicine.

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health


Millions of people are to be given access to digital treatment for insomnia as an alternative to sleeping pills. Study by Colin Espie et al shows that Sleepio improves wellbeing in nearly three quarters of participants.

New spinout addresses sleep and circadian rhythm disruption


Circadian Therapeutics has been established to identify and bring to market pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the effective management of physiological and pathological conditions through their ability to modify the body's circadian rhythms.