UCL Division of Biosciences


Join CDB's Prof Jason Rihel for a Pint of Science! 'Catnaps & Counting Sheep'

18 May 2021

Humans spend about a third of their lives paralysed and unconscious and we’re not alone! From apes to zebrafish and even nematodes, some sort of sleep is found in every corner of the animal kingdom. But what is sleep actually for?

Photo of Prof Jason Rihel

What is sleep actually for? Scientists are still trying to figure it out, by turning to the sleep of animals to uncover the secrets of why we sleep. Get your pint and PJs ready for an evening of sleep, science, quizzes and prizes!

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