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.
Mysteries of the Mind