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Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and medics from the University of Warwick in partnership with Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.

Tue 04 Jun 2019, 08:28 | Tags: psychology, sleep, I-WOTCH, Opioids, Sciences

Pint of Science returns next week bringing scientists out of the lab and into your local pub

The public science festival, Pint of Science, kicks off next with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the Coventry and Leamington Spa.


New parents face six years of disrupted sleep

The birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers’ sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. Researchers at the University of Warwick have also found sleep duration and satisfaction is decreased up to six years after giving birth for both parents.

Tue 26 Feb 2019, 08:08 | Tags: children, psychology, sleep, parenting, Sciences

Falls are more likely when you’ve had a bad night sleep

Disturbance during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from the Department of Engineering and Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick who have an article published today in Scientific Reports (www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-36053-4)


New book covers the A to Zzzzzz of sleep

A new book highlights how living in our increasingly sleep deprived society is affecting our health. Sleep, Health and Society, edited by academics from the University of Warwick aims to explain to the non-expert the complex medical, sociological, technical and scientific factors affecting us all.


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