Science Trek

The Brain: Sleep: Why do we need it?

Special | 5m 14s

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Sleep rejuvenates our body and help clean out our brain. But what is sleep? Scientists are studying why we sleep, why we don’t and what sleep really means.

Aired: 11/01/18

Rating: TV-G

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