Why Do We Sleep? – Instant Egghead #55

We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, but scientists don’t agree on sleep’s purpose. Scientific American contributor Joss Fong explains what we know, and don’t know, about our nightly slumber.

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A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins (LiveScience)

Sleep Is The Brain’s Way of Staying in Balance [Video] (Scientific American)

Is Sleep Essential? (PLoS Biology)

Sleep 2009 Interview with Jerome Siegel (The Science Network)

Why Does My Brain Sleep? – Matthew P. Walker (GoogleTechTalks)

Written & presented by Joss Fong
Edited by Joss Fong
Produced by Eric R. Olson

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