This November, National Geographic will air a documentary titled “Sleepless in America,” reports the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.
“Technological invasions into the bedroom at night, longer commutes in the morning — the things people short change most in modern life is sleep,” said Dr. Matthew Walker, director of the Sleep & Neuro-Imaging Lab at University of California Berkeley, during a Net Geo panel. “The elastic band can only stretch so far before it snaps. I should also note, human beings are the only species that will deliberately deprive themselves of sleep. The rest of the animal kingdom is more wise.