The Science of Sleep

201644 mins

For thousands of years, we’ve regarded sleep as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But now, thanks to revolutionary new technology, innovative animal research and extraordinary advances in genetics, that view is about to change.

Does sleep control our weight, allow us to make memories, wash our brain and help us fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s? Around the world researchers are attempting to penetrate the mysterious world of the sleeping brain to answer these questions – answers that could change our lives.

The Science of Sleep will provide a startling new perspective on an activity that takes up a third of our lives, but gets very little respect.