11. Life’s Too Short to Spend it Asleep?

“What wouldn’t I give for more hours in a day!” It’s a common sentiment in our hectic era. One way to do it – to enlarge our days – would be to shrink the time we spend sleeping. Here’s the story of one Akshat Rathi, who did just that in an year-long experiment to survive, and even thrive, on 4-5 hours of sleep every day. Is his experiment a sign of a future in which we can function on less sleep? Were our ancestors, with their afternoon naps, on to something? Tune in to The Intersection to find out.

Music: Josh Woodward & Chris Zabriskie