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Sleep impacts all of us. Whether we get a lot of it or not nearly enough, our quality of sleep impacts other facets of our lives. Explore the science behind why we sleep, what happens when we don’t sleep enough, and what we can do to sleep better.


Why Do We Sleep?
Why do we sleep? MIT researcher Dr. Matthew A. Wilson shares some insight he learned while studying the neural signals of rats. He explores the important connections among sleep, memory, and learning.


What Happens When We Lose An Hour Of Sleep?
Every year, many people lose an hour of sleep as we switch our clocks from Standard time to Daylight Saving Time. But is it worth it? Dr. Muhammad Adeel Rishi explains why the American Academy of Sleep Medicine issued an official position opposing the transition from Standard to Daylight Saving Time.


What Can I Do To Sleep Better?
New technologies could mean real solutions for those who suffer from sleep disorders. Dr. Phyllis Zee explains circadian rhythms and talks about how the team at the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine is exploring potential solutions for those who struggle to sleep.


QED with Dr. B

QED with Dr. B, is a fun and informative science series, co-produced by WOSU Public Media and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), that talks one-on-one with the scientists, engineers and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world.

Watch the series online or on WOSU TV on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.