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Sleep Tight
It is one of the biggest mysteries in biology: why do we, and many other animals, spend a huge proportion of our lives simply sleeping? Surely sleep must have evolved to fulfil some crucial biological function, such as refreshing the body or rebooting the brain? That is what sleep researchers have been thinking for some time.  However, one leading researchers is now proposing a radical rethink … sleep evolved simply to conserve energy, and to keep us out of trouble.

Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science and medical writer and also a broadcaster for New Scientist magazine.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Bianca_Nogrady_13_03_08.mp3
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