Sexsomnia sells! Dr Rob joins us to talk about a whole host of sleep disorders including chronic insomnia, sleep paralysis, night terrors, Kleine-Levin syndrome, narcolepsy, exploding head syndrome, homicidal somnambulism, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, myoclonic jerks, encephalitis lethargica and the horrible fatal familia insomnia. All this plus weird sleeping habits in the animal kingdom.
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We close our eyes at night and dream. Sometimes beautifully, sometimes fitfully, sometimes frighteningly. But why?
The ancients looked for omens. Sigmund Freud saw clues from our past. Some researchers now say dreams help us brace for the future. Ben Franklin advised a light supper, clean sheets, fresh air, and as little dreaming as possible — to avoid painful dreams.
And what about nightmares? Can we, should we, rewrite them? We spend a lot of our lives dreaming. What’s it all about?
Margaret Talbot talks to Blake Eskin about imagery-rehearsal therapy, which helps patients to edit their nightmares into more benign dreams; why your great-grandparents may have dreamed in black-and-white; and how evolutionary biologists explain nightmares.