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'Sleep disruption is so much more than the inconvenience of being able to sleep at the desired time - it is a global health disruption', said Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, speaking at Wired Health in London on 6 May.

He explained how our increased understanding of the neuroscience of sleep has informed understanding of both ophthalmology and mental health. Read more from Wired...

At the same event, the insomnia app Sleepio won the startup competition. One of the senior researchers in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Professor Colin Espie, co-founded Sleepio with Peter Hames. Read more on the Sleepio blog...