Melbourne-based writer and journalist. Purveyor of finally crafted radio plays. A Muppet of a man.
If people miss just one night’s sleep, we feel groggy and lose motivation. We can easily fall asleep whilst driving.
But some birds can go for up to 19 days without sleep, and sleep deprived male birds in some species tend to sire the most young.
I interviewed Dr John Lesku (Zoologist, La Trobe University), who is investigating the sleep patterns in birds to hopefully shed light on the many mysteries which remain regarding human sleep.