Mysteries of Sleep

Mysteries of Sleep explores the biological processes and science of why we and every other animal sleeps.

What does sleep exactly do to us and why has every animal on Earth evolved the feature?

Peer into the sleeping brain as scientists unlock its secrets and discover just how powerful sleep can be. A process which plays a role in everything from memory retention, emotional regulation and removing waste from our brains.

The past two decades have witnessed substantial progress in methodology and knowledge in sleep research all over the world.

Answering a wide array of sleeping questions and showcasing leading polysomnography experts, Mysteries of Sleep illuminates the most recent studies we have on sleeping.

Mysteries of Sleep
  • Info
  • Release date2020
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Laurie Cahalane
  • Part of the seriesNOVA
  • Production companyWGBH