Want to get ahead? Go to Sleep: David Randall at TEDxBeaconStreet

  • Published on Jun 8, 2013
  • David Randall is a journalist, speaker and educator who came to the subject of sleep after walking into a wall while sleepwalking. That painful experience spurred him to write the bestselling book "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep." David gives a glimpse of his findings after that fateful night and ultimately shows that the key to success, sleep, is still a grand mystery waiting to be solved.
    David Randall earned his BA from the University of California, Riverside and a masters in journalism from New York University, where he has since been an adjunct professor. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Comments • 5

  • Semper Fi
    Semper Fi Month ago +4

    So why do hospitals and medical residents programs insist that medical personnel do 24 hour shifts and operate in a sleep deprived state?

  • Love isHappiness
    Love isHappiness 11 months ago

    Great talk.

  • EkShaman
    EkShaman 6 years ago +12

    Fell asleep half way though :)

    • Semper Fi
      Semper Fi Month ago

      Oh,hohoho,hahaha, never heard that one before.

  • Rumplefrumple
    Rumplefrumple 6 years ago +9

    sleep is my second life.