Anomalous Sleep Phenomena

Certain sleep phenomena such as isolated sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome are believed to be common, yet have received little research attention. We have been conducting research aimed at further understanding these experiences. For example, we have conducted twin and molecular genetic analyses aimed at understanding more about genetic and environmental influences on sleep paralysis. We are currently collaborating with BBC Focus in order to understand more about the these things in a large community sample. We want to understand factors associated with the occurrence of these phenomena and the effectiveness of various attempts to prevent of stop these experiences. To take part in this study (until the 7th January, 2018) please click here: