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How to use the science of the body clock to improve our sleep and health

Professor Russell Foster has written a new book about circadian neuroscience which is published by Penguin this week. This book review by Jacqueline Pumphrey was first published on the University of Oxford website.

New TORCH Network: Sleep and the Rhythms of Life

New TORCH Network established to bring together sleep and rhythms researchers from across the sciences and humanities.

Congratulations to our new professors!

At the SCNi we are celebrating our three newly appointed Professors

Major research network to investigate body clock and stroke

The University of Oxford is part of a new international research network to investigate the interactions between the biology of the body's internal clock and the disordered physiological processes associated with stroke.

Overcoming Insomnia - new edition due for release


A new edition of Professor Colin Espie’s highly regarded and bestselling self-help guide for insomnia and other sleep problems publishes this year.

How our dreams changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Publication Research

This study explored associations between COVID-19 and dream recall frequency, and related social, health, and mental health factors.

New insights into the effect of exposure to dim light in the evening on the biology of the sleep-wake cycle

Publication Research

A new study has revealed more about how exposure to dim light in the evening affects circadian health. The findings emphasise the need to optimise our artificial light exposure if we are to avoid shifting our biological clocks.

International study finds insomnia, anxiety and depression very prevalent during first phase of COVID-19 pandemic


Researchers are recommending public health interventions to reduce the long-term adverse outcomes associated with chronic insomnia and mental health problems.

Sian Wilcox honoured by The Physiological Society


DPhil student Sian Wilcox has been awarded an Early Career Researcher Prize in recognition of her excellence in physiology at Physiology 2021.

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