Listen: Life's Too Short to Spend it Asleep

Sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. But, are we needlessly sacrificing a third of our life just to sleep? Is there a way to sleep less and well?

Taking a nap. Credit: pedrosimoes/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Credit: pedrosimoes/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

“What wouldn’t I give for more hours in a day!” That’s a pretty common sentiment. One way to achieve that would be to reduce the time we spend on sleep… seems incredulous, right? But, here’s the story of one Akshat Rathi, and his year-long experiment to survive on four to five hours of sleep every day. Is his experiment a sign of a future where we need less sleep? Were our ancestors, with their afternoon naps, on to something? Tune in to this episode of The Intersection to find out.

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