Our lab studies the effects of circadian disruption and sleep loss on health and performance in humans, with a particular focus on the relationship between sleep loss and metabolism.


We do this by performing experimental studies and using cohort data (including ULSAM and the UK Biobank) to explore the effects of sleep on both individual and population level.

We combine neuroscientific and cardio-metabolic methods, including gold-standard polysomnography, clinical blood markers, eye-tracking, neurobehavioral tests, and cardiopulmonary testing.

For more details regarding the individual research projects, please contact the investigator:


  • Lieve van Egmond (ULSAM, Scapis, Metsleep)

  • Xiao Tan (UK Biobank, ULSAM)

  • Elisa de Mello e Souza Meth (WeightedSleep, Metsleep)

  • Christian Benedict (Main PI)