The Method Section: Sleep
00:00 – Intro
03:24 – Why do we sleep?
05:41 – What happens when we sleep?
10:14 – Sleep and the brain
14:14 – Sleep and the body
17:51 – Sleep deprivation
21:52 – How to get better sleep
23:52 – Ending and Outro
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Links from the show:
- TedTalk: Sleep is your superpower
- TedTalk: Why do we sleep?
- Yoo et al., (2007). A deficit in the ability to form new human memories without sleep.
- Sandhu et al., (2013). Daylight savings time and myocardial infarction.
- Irwin et al., (1994). Partial sleep deprivation reduces natural killer cell activity in humans.
- Caroll et al., (2016). Partial sleep deprivation activates the DNA damage response (DDR) and the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) in aged adult humans.
- Irwin et al., (2008). Sleep Loss Activates Cellular Inflammatory Signaling.
This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at sleep. Everyone sleeps, everyone needs to sleep… but why? Find out here as we explore what happens when we sleep through the different stages of the sleep cycle, why we actually need to sleep and also the result on the brain and body if we don’t get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is the unseen plague in our society and the effect it could be having on millions, if not billions of people around the world is truly scary. Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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