For anyone who leads a hectic, urban life, the sheer lack of time is a common complaint. Meeting deadlines at work, everyday commuting and domestic chores often take a toll on our social lives and interests. "If only I had a few more hours in a day," is a sentiment that most of us can identify with. And some of us, who really ponder about how we can add more hours to our day, may start to wonder whether it's really worth spending a huge chunk of our day on sleep. This episode of The Intersection investigates that very idea - is it possible for us to sleep less and well?
I'm a lark not an owl so the quick nap saved me when, as editor of Bombay Times, I had to schmooze serially at Mumbai's notoriously late night (in fact early morning) parties. Now when I'm off this sequinned treadmill, it's still important. And a habit ingrained and indispensable to my wellbeing. Indeed to my sanity.