Many scientists believe tiredness is the biggest health problem facing humanity. New medical studies reveal that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even depression.
Episode 1 - Awake is the new sleep. Investigates how sleep deprivation impairs performance, affects the mind and damages the body. Witness what happens toa a healthy 25-year old when he cuts back his sleep from eight to three hours a night for one week. 56 minutes.
Episode 2 - Planet insomnia. Looks at the causes and cures for insomnia; and features 4 personal stories of how insonmia was overcome. 59 minutes.