Sleep Deprivation and Bias Podcast

If you could compare the person you were before you became sleep-deprived to the person after, you’d find you’ve become lesser than.

When it comes to sleep deprivation, you can’t trust yourself to know just how much it is affecting you. You feel fine, maybe a bit tired, but your body is stressed in ways that diminish your health and slow your mind.

In this episode, David McRaney sits down with two researchers whose latest work suggests sleep deprivation also affects how you see other people. In tests of implicit bias, negative associations with certain religious and cultural categories emerged after people started falling behind on rest.