16 Oct 2017

The Lost Art of Sleep

From Afternoons, 3:06 pm on 16 October 2017

Our brains need sleep but our culture has other plans.

Writer and former Jesuit priest Michael McGirr bid farewell to a good night's sleep when he became the father of twins. His quest to find a way to get more shut eye led him to explore what's going on in our bodies when we sleep and what happens if we don't get enough.

He discovers how some of our greatest achievers, like Shakespeare and Thomas Edison negotiated the world without enough sleep in his book, Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

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Photo: Pixabay

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