10 Nov 2020


19:00 - 21:00


100 kr.


(In Danish and English) A good night’s sleep is essential to our health and wellbeing. That is why we are increasingly concerned about how we get enough sleep in a busy day. But concerns about the good sleep is by no means new.

This evening researcher Kristin Hussey from the Medical Museion will provide a historical insight into the mind of sleep based on the 1800-century England. Many feared an epidemic of insomnia and therefore doctors and scientists guided the sleepy and sleepless with creative treatments. 

Today sleep researchers around the world continue to work to understand the mysteries and implications of sleep. Tonight’s second speaker is researcher Lecturer Birgitte Kornum from the University of Copenhagen. Kronum will talk about the science of sleep – why does one need to sleep at least seven hours every night? What happens to the brain when we sleep? And why can prolonged sleep deficits increase the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease?

NOTE: Kristin Hussey’s presentation is in English. Birgitte Kornum’s presentation is in Danish.