Views & Reviews Review of the Week

Sleep is the best medicine

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39419.464063.59 (Published 06 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1216
  1. Colin Martin, independent consultant in healthcare communication, London
  1. Cmpubrel{at}aol.com

    Colin Martin visits an exhibition that explores the biomedical and neurological processes that occur during the third of our lives when we are asleep

    “Good sleep is as important as diet or exercise in keeping us happy and healthy,” says Professor Kevin Morgan, director of the insomnia research programme at Loughborough University’s sleep research centre and participant in a forthcoming symposium in association with Sleeping and Dreaming, an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London. First shown at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden, the exhibition encourages visitors to explore the biomedical and neurological processes that occur during the third of our lives when we are asleep, and the social and cultural aspects of sleep and dreams.

    Five major themes are developed using 250 objects, drawn from science, art, and social history collections, displayed in a dark, dramatically lit rectangular space. …

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