- Episode 11
Can psychology help us get a better night's sleep? Our presenter Ginny Smith hears how worry about sleep is sometimes more of a problem than lack of sleep itself. She gives us some evidence-backed sleep tips and finds out about "sleep engineering" – deliberately manipulating the sleep process to aid memory and enhance its health benefits.
Background reading for this episode:
- “Insomnia identity” – misbelieving you’ve got sleep problems can be more harmful than actual lack of sleep
- BBC News: Sleep engineering: Cardiff scientists working on designer rest
- Targeted memory reactivation of newly learned words during sleep triggers REM-mediated integration of new memories and existing knowledge
Also, find many more studies on sleep and dreaming in our archive.
- 2018-02-21 09:42:38 UTC