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EPISODE 1: SLEEP

What we can learn from people who hardly need any sleep

  • Michael Tabb
By Michael Tabb

Video journalist

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

This story is part of an ongoing series on Exceptional Humans and the scientists studying them to help us all benefit from their superhuman abilities.

Jane Evans, a retired chemistry teacher who lives a few miles from Scranton, Pennsylvania, is from a family of short sleepers. She typically sleeps about five hours a night, after which she feels well-rested and ready to start her day.

Evans has always been a short-sleeper, just like her father, her siblings, and some of her extended family.

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