Chris Idzikowski has been involved in sleep research and sleep medicine for forty years or so, variously located in Edinburgh, Cambridge, Oxford, Surrey and Northern Ireland. During that time was chair of the British Sleep Society, president of the Royal Society of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Section. Currently engaged in sleep expert legal work. Particular interests are parasomnias (unwanted behaviours during sleep) and failure to maintain wakefulness leading to collisions and catastrophes. Formerly Visiting Professor Surrey University, currently visiting Open University Law School. Various interesting consultancies, e.g. British Airways and Royal Ballet (not simultaneously). Chris is the author of The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well (Watkins, 2019).
Author of several books currently updating two of them. Research interests include or have included sleep and memory, effects of drugs and medications on sleep, parasomnias and insomnias.
Sleep Show Presentation
Saturday 16th March 2019
"Sleep and wake up well!"
To function optimally and healthily when you're awake you have to sleep well the night before. In this talk, renown sleep expert and former chair of the British Sleep Society Chris Idzikowski will explore the many areas in which we're lacking which prevent us from achieving proper quantities and quality of sleep. Using his years of experience and practical expertise, he will explain how we can reverse these bad patterns and learn to sleep well- and wake up well- to be our happiest and healthiest selves.