Sleep

NWPR Books
11:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

'Sleep Donation': A Dark, Futuristic Lullaby For Insomniacs

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Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 1:42 pm

Imagine an America that has been plagued for years by a mysterious epidemic of insomnia — an affliction so serious that many are dying from lack of sleep. That's the futuristic premise of Karen Russell's new novella, Sleep Donation.

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NWPR Books
11:13 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep'

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What happens in our brains while we're asleep? That's one question neuroscientist Penelope Lewis is trying to answer. She directs the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Manchester in England. Her new book is The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest.

Lewis joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about how sleep affects memory, and how REM sleep can affect depression.


Interview Highlights

On how sleep makes memory stronger

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Northwest News
10:21 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Researcher Receives Funds to Study Why Humans Sleep

Why is sleep so necessary? Scientists Jonathan Wisor hopes to find out.
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A scientist at Spokane’s Riverpoint campus has received a large grant to study one question: why do humans sleep? 

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