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EnhanceTV :: Video Download :: Body Hits: Against The Clock - Series 2, Ep 5 Of 6

Body Hits: Against The Clock - Series 2, Ep 5 Of 6
Body Hits: Against The Clock - Series 2, Ep 5 Of 6 
Body Hits investigates the science behind sleep deprivation and stress, and offers some top tips for getting a good night's rest in this fascinating episode 'Against the Clock'.

Stress is an inescapable part of modern life, but its impact on people can be devastating, both mentally and physically. The most common symptom is insomnia.

It's a vicious circle. If you cannot sleep, you get stressed - and if you are stressed, you cannot sleep.

What happens if you don't get enough sleep? How long has anyone survived without it? Witness how John struggles to stay awake for as long as he can and discover what happens to his brain and body as he undergoes a series of challenging tests. How will sleep deprivation affect his ability to make a split second decision on a driving simulator and at a shooting range - and know he has got it right?

Imagine the torture of being constantly woken up throughout the night for weeks on end. Claire and Ade have baby twins. Body Hits asks how do they cope, and examines the effect their new role as parents has on them - from memory loss to talking nonsense.

Also featured is David, a stressed entrepreneur whose brain seldom sleeps. We observe his bedroom habits as he endeavours to get some sleep, and explore the biology of his body's 'fight or flight' stress response. With no sabre-toothed tigers to run away from, what does his body do with all the stress hormones his fast-paced lifestyle creates?


Executive producer Phil Dolling, series producer Judith Bunting
A BBC Production.

Duration (mins) 30
Date of broadcast 21/6/2010
Time of Broadcast 12:30
Channel BBC Knowledge
Rating M
Price: AUD9.75
including GST


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