Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Behavioural Medicine


Sleep Research Centre

Welcome to the Sleep Research Centre

A leading Sleep Research Centre in the UK with a world-wide reputation, the Centre's interests include Applied, Basic and Clinical Research. Sleepiness and daytime wellbeing are common underlying themes.

The Centre has modern facilities for sleep research, including equipment for the home-recording of sleep electroencephalograms (EEGs), actimetry (body movement-monitoring during sleep), state of the art computer-based systems, and a driving simulator. It also has bedrooms for overnight recordings.

Please note that we are not a clinical centre and we are unable to take patient referrals.

The Driver Sleepiness Research Group within the Centre, was co-recipient of the 2007 Queen's Anniversary Prize for innovation in education through its work on vehicle safety and driver sleepiness research. It was the first UK research organisation to recognise the real problem of driver sleepiness and to bring it to public attention. Its research and application of sleep science has led to widely adopted guidelines for the identification of sleep related road crashes, and to practical countermeasures, including the 'Tiredness can kill- take a break' signs on motorways, changes to the Highway Code, and the setting of legal precedents concerning driver responsibility.