top of page



Penny Lewis




We spend 1/3rd of our life asleep, which suggests it is doing something very important. But, what is all of this for? And why does every animal species appear to need sleep? Based on the latest neuroscientific research Penny Lewis shows why sleep is thought to be critical for combining and restructuring memories, and thus to form the basis of creativity.


You know, for a sleep scientist, I actually don't sleep very well. Any little chin of light in the room, and I'm awake all night, and my eye mask is just as important to me as my laptop. But really I take sleep very seriously and I'm hoping this talk will be a sort of a wake up call to all of you to make some of you feel the same about it. 

Now, what I'm not gonna do is preach to you about how you should get more sleep. We all know that. We all know we live in a sleep deprived society. Instead, I'm gonna talk about something which I think is much more interesting. This is how we can manipulate the sleep that we do get in order to get the most out of it in order to improve our quality of life.

bottom of page