Mental Fitness Get Your Sleep Episode 1
Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision making. In our 36-hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants to see just how bad it can get. (12:55)
As the hours wear on, tensions rise and mental ability begins to deteriorate. (12:10)
Nearing 36 hours, our participants come unhinged, extreme examples of what happens when you don't get your sleep. (14:24)
Julio Lucero and David Casillas run the high-pressure kitchen of a busy restaurant. To let off steam, they get back to nature. (3:52)
Willie Minor started acting to help overcome PTSD – and found his calling. 250 plays later, he’s still acting, directing and teaching others the healing power of self expression. (6:38)
91-year old Blanche Trachtman keeps mentally fit through a busy life filled with friends and activities. (6:23)
Creativity is the original antidepressant. Dr. Carrie Barron shows us how creative expression takes all forms, as she reunites with a friend for her first musical performance in decades. (6:18)
Rowing champion Matt Knifton blasts through a morning workout, reminding us that exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body. (3:57)
Chef Rachel Zierzow and students at the Natural Epicurean cooking school reveal how food shapes your mood – as they create the perfect sushi roll. (5:54)
Could talking to a 'virtual human' be the future of therapy?
Finding good friends makes all the difference in the world
To reclaim her life, a librarian conquers her fears.
Beth took charge of her depression to become a leader.