Evening Express

Aberdeen University to hold talk on sleep

A talk is to be held explaining the science behind sleep as part of a north-east festival.

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Olga Runcie will present the talk Why do we sleep? at this year’s TechFest. She will outline the latest advances in sleep neurobiology research, and explain how sleep helps us make memories and boosts our creativity and immunity.

Dr Runcie said: “I want to help the audience understand that sleep is not a waste of time and we should be making it a priority in our busy lives.

“I’ll try to support people on how to do this by sharing tips on how to improve and optimise your sleep.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place tomorrow at Aberdeen University at 6.30pm, are available online at aberdeenperformingarts.com.