International media coverage of sleep duration study

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


Press release on our paper reporting the results of the first randomised controlled trial to show that extending sleep is feasible in habitually short sleepers in a free-living population was published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Furthermore, it was shown that extending sleep in short-sleepers resulted in reduced intake of free sugars, which attracted world wide media interest - including Newsweek, New Scientist,, NHS Choices website, most of the British newspapers, Huffington post and many international news media organisations (India, Russia, Australia etc).
Period10 Jan 2018
Held atNutritional Sciences
Degree of RecognitionInternational