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Emmanuel Mignot: Sleep impacts our lives in ways we might not even recognize

Getting a good night’s rest can be a struggle for many, yet it is critical to health. Bioengineer Russ Altman and psychiatrist Emmanuel Mignot discuss.

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Get some rest. | Illustration by iStock/4x6

Getting a good night’s rest can be a struggle for many. Yet good “sleep hygiene” is critical to normal brain function and remaining healthy. Listen to bioengineering professor Russ Altman discuss the importance of rest with Emmanuel Mignot, the Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. He discusses the phenomenon of narcolepsy in humans and dogs and some of its “bizarre symptoms,” how to get more rest and how sleep disorders impact our lives in ways we might not even recognize.

Follow Altman’s “Future of Everything” radio show podcast series here.

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