Philippe Mourrain joins the show to discuss his recently published study exploring the similarities of sleep across vertebrate species. Click here to learn more about the study. Philippe Mourrain is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. Click here to learn more about the Mourrain Lab.  
Patricia Pendry joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of Animal Visitation Programs on university students.
A new study suggests the negative effects from lack of sleep reach as far as the ballot box.
In Part 2, David Dickinson discusses the potential impact of his study’s findings and expanding the research to explore the effect on disenfranchised populations.