The researchers are currently looking for participants to take part in the studies at the Egham campus, reports the Slough & South Bucks Observer.

The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham will be carrying out overnight sleep studies in a sleep laboratory to identify which stages of sleep are critical for memory and learning.

The sleep lab, based in the department, consists of two bedrooms with specialist equipment that allows academics to record electrical brain activity (EEG) in sleeping participants.