"Sleep is really one of the last great scientific mysteries. We're really at a revolutionary stage in science where we have some wonderful technologies to help us, perhaps for the first time, understand the functions of sleep."
That quote, from UC-Berkeley sleep researcher Matthew Walker, PhD, helps open "Catching Up on Sleep Science," the latest video from KQED-FM's science program QUEST. The segment explores how sleep affects our minds and bodies and features Stanford expert Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, who has spent decades studying the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Mignot also provides tips on getting a better night's sleep on producer Sheraz Sadiq's blog.
Previously: More clues about narcolepsy