Produced by: Infield Fly Productions
Finalist in: Science Journalism
For thousands of years, we’ve regarded sleep as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But thanks to revolutionary new technology, innovative animal research and advances in genetics, that view is about to change. Does sleep control our weight, allow us to make memories, wash our brain and help us fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s? Around the world researchers are attempting to penetrate the mysterious world of the sleeping brain to answer these questions – answers that could change our lives. Join host Dr. Jennifer Grady as she goes on a remarkable journey to find out why we sleep.