Friday, August 16, 2013

Sleep: how it works, what it does, how to get it, and how REM sleep affects depression

In this insightful interview with Terry Gross from NPR's Fresh Air (August 15), sleep expert and neutoscientist, Penelope Lewis of the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Manchester in the UK, brings us the state-of-the art knowledge about how our brsins work when we are asleep, including memories, learning and how sleep impacts depression. She covers the dos and donts of getting a good night's sleep and presents it in easily accessible language. Really worth a listen if you have ever had trouble falling, and staying, asleep.

Click on the link below to hear the interview and read the highlights: