No one really knows why we spend one-third of our lives asleep. Until recently, research into the science behind sleep has been, well, sleepy, despite booms in both sleep anxiety and the industry surrounding it. Here, Harriet Fitch Little goes deep into sleep to find that, much like the human body itself, there’s no perfect formula. This essay appeared in Issue Twenty-Three in Spring 2017. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/24886635/download.mp3 — TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Audio The New Narcissism Should you learn to love thy selfie? Audio A Gendered History of the Muse On women who inspire men. Audio Algorithms: The Ultimate Influencer On the hidden forces that shape your taste. Audio The Economy of Ideas Why is everyone reading Sapiens? Audio What happened to life hacking? On the rise and decline of an internet philosophy. Audio In Defense of Loneliness What’s the difference between loneliness and solitude?