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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

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W1S 4BS

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Sleep scientist Matt Walker is on a mission to shift our values and habits around sleep; to recognise that sleep is the single most effective thing we can do for our health, wealth and wellbeing. The World Health Authority has declared a sleep loss epidemic throughout industrialised nations. The research is recent. The studies are new. Combining two decades of new science with stunning storytelling, Walker will show why we can no longer afford to neglect and abuse it.

The consequences of a short night are shocking. Routinely sleeping less than 6 or 7 hours a night is demolishing our immune systems, doubling our risk of cancer, is a marker for Alzheimer’s, affects our psychological wellbeing, reproductive health, capacity for work, memory and creativity. Yet 39% of Brits sleep on average less than 7 hours a night and the number getting just 5-6 hours has risen dramatically in the last decade.

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The doors will open at approximately 6:30pm, with a prompt start at 7:00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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