We have transcribed Overnight Live presenter Joonji's introduction to her interview below, to emphasise her own personal experience with the issue of sleep deprivation:
An article in the Psychology Today (January 6) really resonated with me. The writer Holly Pevzner actually hit a nerve because what she writes feels like my life most of the time. The central question is: Do you feel like you need more sleep, do you have sleep debt?
We start every day hoping it'll be great, maybe even perfect. But then, after snoozing, commuting, sitting in meetings, and grabbing junk food, we realize that, once again, we haven't exercised, engaged with family and friends, or knocked much of anything off our to-do list. Staying up late, hoping to be productive, we manage only to watch TV and check Facebook before collapsing—and then starting all over again. We can do better.
The simple solution is getting enough sleep. The foundation of any perfect or even half-decent day is adequate rest. Most of us start out behind. So how can we overcome this?
And can we ever clear our never-ending sleep debt?
Click below to hear Joonji chatting to Dr Chris Alford, sleep scientist from the University of the West of England...