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Today’s hot topic: To sleep, perchance to worry?


IS the ‘sleep industry’ exploiting unfounded fears about how much sleep we need for our health and wellbeing?

Darian Leader, a psychoanalyst and author of Why We Can’t Sleep, said on BBC’s Radio 4 PM last week that there is no such thing as the science of sleeping well, but we are being told that missing out on sleep is causing us serious harm. Leader says the so-called sleep industry is capitalising on this anxiety. 

You can hear him here.  (23 mins in) 

Do you agree? Does the amount of sleep matter in your opinion and if so why? Discuss!

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