Dr Idzikowski's formal interest in sleep began in Edinburgh where he earned his PhD working with Emeritus Professor Ian Oswald, the UK's founding father of sleep research. He was Hon Treasurer of the British Sleep Society when it was first set up and subsequently became the founding Chairman of the Royal Society of Medicine Forum on sleep and its disorders and guided its transition to become the Sleep Medicine Section. He has held many honorary appointments, both health authority (Oxford) and University (e.g Queen's University of Belfast, Visiting Professor, Surrey University) and has also contributed to various sleep-related charitable organizations (e.g. Finland's Unettomat) as well as published numerous papers and books on sleep, including Learn to sleep well (Duncan Baird, 2000) and Sleep” (HarperCollins, 2007). Currently he is the Director of Edinburgh Sleep Centre, a Consultant Psychologist at the London Sleep Centre and the Director of Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service in Belfast.