Posted on August 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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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? In this interesting episode of Audiomatic, The Intersection, Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian bring about interesting interviews, stories and original research on sleep.

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“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 4-5 hours of sleep every day. Is his experiment a sign of a future where we need less sleep?

In this episode listeners will ​know​ why were our ancestors, with their afternoon naps, on to something? In the olden days, people would sleep as there was nothing to do in the night when it was dark. However due to the invention of the bulb by Thomas Edison, things have changed at people have realized in doing something more productive, than just sleeping.

Tune in to this episode of The Intersection to find out more.