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The Science of Sleep Deprivation

Tuesday 26th March / presented by Jeff Bullen

Researchers are warning that a frequent lack of sleep is becoming a significant health concern.

There are various reasons why we experience sleep deprivation, including stress and working hours, but an increasingly common cause is our exposure to screens and artificial light which disturbs our much needed dream sleep that allows for normal brain function.

Queensland Brain Institute evolutionary biologist Dr Bruno Van Swinderen joined RTRFM to discuss the harmful effects and oblique causes of sleep deprivation.

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