The Science of Sleep

Guest Host:

Rebecca Sheir
The Science of Sleep

New research is telling us more and more about sleep. We join two sleep doctors to explore the science of slumber.

Did you know that before the invention of light bulbs, humans used to sleep twice each night? Are our smartphones, computers and tablets ruining our chances of getting a good night's rest? New research is telling us more and more about sleep; why we do it, how it affects our health, and the best ways to make sure we get enough. We explore the science of slumber.

Guests

Dr. Michael Twery

Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Danny Lewin

Associate Director of Sleep Medicine, Children's National Health System

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