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How do our waking lives meet our sleeping brains?
Dr Lauren N. WhitehurstDr Lauren N. WhitehurstHD, subtitles, Q&ATranscript46m
We know some of the basic factors that can disrupt sleep: caffeine, blue light, stress... But how does the way we spend our waking time change our sleeping brain?

On average, we spend a third of our life sleeping.

In this separate life, the brain’s ability to think, learn and remember works differently than when we are awake. Factors like stress or the use of drugs can affect the quality of our sleep and this has a knock-on effect on our abilities during our waking lives.

Dr Lauren Whitehurst joins us in The Garden to uncover the mysteries of how the life we live during the day impacts the life we have when we're asleep.

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Mysteries of the Mind

This collection reveals some of the mysteries of the mind from how the brain works to why our mind play tricks on us and brings to light the brain's superpower.

4 talks
Interactive Q&A
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you hear about highly successful people that 'only need 5 hours sleep' - is this legit/do some people just need a few hours? if so, why is that?
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Older people seem to sleep less. Is there any biological reason for this?
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Amazing to hear this sort of research first hand, and loved the Q&A with Dr Whitehurst Simone

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