EPISODE 14 Tue 10 May
Are we getting enough sleep?

Meet The Guests

Judith and Jasmine Kotz

Jasmine: "I usually go to bed at 11pm and I fall asleep at maybe 3am …" | Judith: "Sometimes she’ll actually go almost a 36 hour period without sleep."

Judy Sahay

“I actually sleep about four to five hours a night ... if I sleep around eight to nine hours I actually feel more tired.”

Shantha Rajaratnam

Professor, Psychological Sciences (sleep)
“Seventeen to nineteen hours without sleep equates to performance impairment of about .05 blood alcohol concentration - so the legal limit. Twenty four hours gets closer to .08 or .10, so it can be pretty significant cognitive or neuro-behavioural impairment.”

Michelle Johnston

Emergency Physician
“Emergency departments, critical care areas, are 24 hours ... we don’t give enough credence I think to the real fallibility and humanness and what we expect to be provided by our critical care staff.”

Fiona Kerr

Neural Specialist
“There’s really interesting work done on not only taking a nap, but the length of the naps … The best nap is really the 15 – 25 minute nap … it increases alertness, increases memory, cognition, mood.”

Ally Nicolopoulos

PhD student
“The alcohol will suppress the anxiety … enough for you to fall asleep, but when you do wake up, I wake up ten times more aroused than if I haven’t had it at all.”