On this week's Please Explain, we'll find out what goes on inside our brains as we sleep.
David K. Randall talks about his investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland: Adventures in the Science of Sleep, he explores the research into what goes on when we close our eyes. He takes readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms to show that sleep isn't as simple as it seems.
As any new parent, night-shift nurse, or early-morning radio host knows, the quality of our waking hours is determined by the time we spend snoozing between the sheets. Journalist David K. Randall uncovers significant insights into the science of sleep in his new book, "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep."