Chasing the dream of a good night’s sleep

A full night’s sleep seemed like pure fantasy to Erin Anderssen, until a quest to solve her chronic fatigue led to a failed bake-off, midnight pep talks and a sleepover under the watchful eye of a clinician wielding electrodes.

It’s as if someone is putting their hand around your neck, compressing just enough to wake you up and then letting it go.

A short story about the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, the science behind it and what can be done to fix it. Read more here:

Photo credit: Dave Chan

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