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To celebrate World Sleep Day on Friday 15th March we are putting on an interactive workshop

Venue: Entrance to West Wing, Level LG2, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU

World Sleep Day is an internationally recognised event promoted by the World Sleep Society. It is aimed to build connections and raise sleep health awareness among researchers, health care workers, patients, and the public.

Why? Because

- Sleep is essential to health and wellbeing.
- Good sleep habits make the difference.
- Healthy sleep is for everyone.

What’s on?



Taking place on a rolling basis (9am - 3:30pm)

  • Why we sleep and how to sleep: the functions of sleep and sleep hygiene.
  • Demystifying sleep: good and bad habits, beliefs, and misbeliefs around sleep.
  • The future of sleep medicine: artificial intelligence to decipher sleep-related
  • phenomena from videos and wearable sensors.
  • Sleep, wake and body clocks: circadian rhythms and chronobiology research.
  • Tools to measure sleep: simulation of a polysomnographic recording. (10:30 am - 2 pm)
  • When sleep becomes art: exhibition by the visual artist Dr. Amaia Salazar.


Interactive talks for the public (12noon - 2pm)

  • From the Pneumologist’s point of view: Dr. Chris Turnbull
  • What is sleep apnoea and how is it managed? (every 20 - 30 minutes)
  • From the Neurologist’s point of view: Dr. Luca Ratti
  • REM sleep behaviour disorder (every 20 - 30 minutes)