The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, at Stony Brook University in New York issued a challenge to answer the question "What is Sleep?" The catch is, 11-year-olds from around the world would vote on the best answer. Two hundred brave and intelligent souls stepped up to the challenge and submitted their answers and 20,000 11-year-old voters made the decision.
And the winner is . . . Well, I had hoped to embed the video, but Jive doesn't accept the URL or embed code from LiveScience. If you'd like to see the video, click here.
It is a five minute video by Health Physicist, Eric Galicia of Des Plaines, Illinois. It is an engaging and goofy video that explains to the main character, Brian, what is sleep and why it is important.
Here is the link to the complete story reported by LiveScience.
This is a fun introduction to sleep, not just for 11-year-old crowd either. By the way, how did you sleep last night?