How our dreams changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
29 September 2021
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
21 September 2021
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
10 September 2021
Researchers are recommending public health interventions to reduce the long-term adverse outcomes associated with chronic insomnia and mental health problems.
Cortex may regulate the need for sleep
2 August 2021
Why we sleep, and the processes behind sleep, are amongst the most interesting questions in modern neuroscience. Researchers at the University of Oxford, including DPAG's Molnár and Vyazovskiy group scientists, have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain – the cerebral cortex. The paper, first authored by Dr Lukas Krone, was published today in Nature Neuroscience.
Being "in the zone": how waking activity controls sleep need
7 April 2021
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
31 March 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.
Scientists uncover the role of neuronal networks in moving between wake and sleep states
13 August 2020
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
11 June 2020
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.
Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health
30 September 2018
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
3 January 2017
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.