Most people’s after-midnight mishaps are nothing compared with what David K. Randall describes in his new book. From people committing murder while supposedly sleepwalking, to what sleep was like in medieval times, Dreamland provides a lively overview of the world’s most popular nocturnal pastime.
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A discussion about the new book by David K. Randall called Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages — and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.
Russell Foster studies sleep and its role in our lives, examining how our perception of light influences our sleep-wake rhythms.
Falling in Love With Sleep (audio; Tami Simon interviews Rubin Naiman on Sounds True: Insights at the Edge; 2012)
A sleep doctor’s perspective on sleep and dreaming. http://www.soundstrue.com/weeklywisdom/