Ep 17 The Science of Good Sleep!

In today’s show we speak with science consultant and writer Dr Naomi Lavelle about the science of sleep and how we can use this to get a fantastic good nights’ sleep!

Dr Naomi tells us how sleep is important not just to rest our bodies, but to actually keep us well and healthy in our minds AND our bodies.

Buster and Buddy learn that when we sleep, our brain doesn’t go to sleep, it is in fact busy doing lots of jobs, like organising what we have learned that day and Also cleaning the toxins from our mind and body..Wow!

She explains how light and dark are so important to help us have a great night’s sleep and Buster and Buddy learn about our Circadian Rhythm, our natural body clock which tells us when to feel awake and when to feel sleep, which is so important in helping us drift off easily to the land of nod….Zzzzzzz!


Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!

Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jingle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and music.

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Dr Naomi Lavelle

Dr Naomi is a science writer and consultant and she particularly loves creating content for children, from TV shows to radio, to live workshops.

With a background in biochemistry she has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has worked in the Medical Diagnostic Industry and lectured at third level – however she believes that her biggest educators are the children she’s worked with!

Her passion is working with children, from 2 to 20 years because they all have one thing in common…curiosity! Her motto is “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself!”

This passion for science and kids led to Dr. How’s Science Wows; from hands-on visits to writing, workshop design and consultancy. Some highlights have included working with outreach programmes, writing and consulting for children’s tv and collaborating with some international projects; but there is still always a buzz to getting around a table with a group of children and seeing what science has to offer today.

Website: www.sciencewows.ie

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