Allison Harvey shares her insights on sleep and circadian science via Berkeley Talks.

I want to begin by just reflecting how important sleep is across all of these different functions. I think this has got into the popular media and many of you all are academics and scientists, you know all of this. I’m not going to go into this, I could speak on this for three hours. These are huge topics, but what I want to do is talk about how to improve our sleep so as to experience some of these benefits.

One of the things that I learned, probably 10, 15 years ago, is that sleep and circadian disturbances aren’t always straightforward insomnia. They’re usually more complicated.