Friday, September 02, 2005

Deep into Sleep

An analysis of sleep ... and the lack of it in modern life.

Deep into Sleep:

Deep into Sleep
While researchers probe sleep's functions, sleep itself is becoming a lost art.

by Craig Lambert


Not long ago, a psychiatrist in private practice telephoned associate professor of psychiatry Robert Stickgold, a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in sleep research. He asked whether Stickgold knew of any reason not to prescribe modafinil, a new wakefulness-promoting drug, to a Harvard undergraduate facing a lot of academic work in exam period.

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