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Dreamland: David Randall on the science of sleep

November 2, 2012

Hour 2

[REBROADCAST] When journalist DAVID RANDALL woke up in his hallway screaming in pain after sleepwalking into a wall, he decided it was time to get some answers to his years of troubled sleep. But what Randall found is that sleep still remains somewhat of a mystery despite the fact that we spend a third of our lives snoozing.¬† While many of us can’t wait to plop into bed at the end of a long and hectic day, others dread it –they may experience sleep apnea, terrifying nightmares or insomnia.¬† And these days, experts tell us that many of us are suffering from sleep deprivation.¬† Randall has written a book based on his investigation into the world of slumber, “Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.”

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