Sleep is an essential part of human life. Whether you’re getting too much or not enough, it will have an impact on your life. Professor Walter McNicholas is director of the Sleep Clinic in St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin and talked to Keelin about how to get a good night’s sleep.
The average human will spend one third of his or her life asleep, so that a person who manages to live to 90 years will have spent at least 30 years of that life in the state of altered consciousness we call sleeping. Something we devote so much time to, as much as one third of our lives, must be very important. So why do we sleep? Well to help find out Sean was joined in studio by Dr Jim Lucey, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Medical Director of St Patricks Mental Health Services.