Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and […]

Why Sleep Matters

Many of us burn the candle at both ends, as we stay up late into the night to study, work or have fun. But going without adequate sleep carries short- and long-term health consequences. In this seminar, Harvard Medical School sleep experts illuminate the importance of getting a good night’s rest and demystify how much […]

Common Sleep Myths Compromise Good Sleep and Health

Dr. Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, debunks myths about sleep and explains why they can compromise good sleep and health. Learn more about this study: Learn more about Dr. Rebecca Robbins: Learn more about the Department of Population Health:

What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don’t Get Sleep | The Human Body

Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. Following is the transcript of the video: Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker, I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and I am the author of the book “Why We […]

8 reasons healthy sleep should be non-negotiable

Think you don’t need a full night’s sleep? Think again. Getting enough sleep is vital to your physical and mental health. Here are 8 reasons why. Get more healthy living tips from the Mayo Clinic App:

Why is sleep important for teenagers?

When teenagers don’t get enough sleep they can have trouble focusing both in the classroom and behind the wheel. While sleeping, important brain activity and body functions also take place to get the body ready for the day ahead. Premier HealthNet’s Dr. Michael Barrow talks more about the importance of sleep for teenagers. Find more […]

Impact of Sleep on Health Video — Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains the impact of sleep on brain function and physical health. During sleep, the brain is flushed of toxins and learning experiences are consolidated. Inadequate sleep can impair physical health including a dampening of the immune response, disruption […]

Importance of Sleep in Kids

Dr. Suresh Kotagal, a Mayo Clinic pediatric sleep expert discusses various aspects of sleep in children including why a good nights sleep is important, and how to get your child back into a school year routine.

Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer

A talk by Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD, FRCP, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Pfizer, and member of the HMS Board of Fellows. […]