SLEEP & MENTAL HEALTH: A Talk with Neuroscientist Russell Foster

The Dream by Picasso

What is circadian neuroscience and who is Russell Foster? Russell Foster directs the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute where he conducts research on the biological processes of our 24-hour daily cycle including our sleeping brain. Foster asks what do we actually know about sleep? As it turns out, even though we sleep about one-third of the time, we don’t know a lot about this important part of life.

                                                                                      Sleep by Picasso

In this talk, Russell Foster discuses three popular theories about why we sleep. He also busts some myths about how much sleep we really need and suggests that quality sleep is vital for mental health.