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  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS (map)

Presented by The Royal Institution


Early riser? Night owl? Or guilty of cutting back on your sleep? As such an important part of our lifestyle, sleep has the power to affect our psychological wellbeing, reproductive health, capacity for work, memory and creativity, among so many other things. Yet, sleep is something we so often sacrifice.

Through an insightful talk that aims to uncover why we can no longer afford to neglect and abuse our sleep, sleep scientist Matt Walker is on a mission "to shift our values and habits around sleep; to recognise that sleep is the single most effective thing we can do for our health, wealth and wellbeing." 

With new studies and some revealing statistics - 39% of Brits sleeping on average less than 7 hours a night and the number of people getting just 5-6 hours rising dramatically in the last decade - the importance of sleep needs to be addressed. The World Health Authority has declared a sleep loss epidemic throughout industrialised nations, and maybe we shouldn't continue to ignore the issue either. 

What to expect?

The doors will open at approximately 6:30pm, with a prompt start at 7:00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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Date: 25 September 2017

Workshop Schedule:  Starts at 7:00 pm

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Investment: £7 - £16

Please note, this event is not organised by The Merit Club

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