Peretz Lavie has combined three careers: one as a researcher of sleep disorders, a second as an entrepreneur, and a third as an academic administrator, reports The Jerusalem Post.

Together with Zvi Giora we established a tiny sleep lab and starting some pioneering sleep recordings. When I thought about graduate studies I decided to continue with sleep research. I was fascinated by the fact that when you stand next to a machine, you can precisely identify when the person sleeping in the next room is dreaming. You can wake them up and get the detailed dream story. This is how I found myself in W.B. (Bernie) Webb’s sleep lab at the University of Florida, Gainesville, one of the meccas of sleep research in the ’70s and ’80s.