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Scientists believe sleep helps repair nerve cells; allows for the encoding of memories and improves learning. However, with work going global, economies running 24/7 and shift work blurring night and day, we all feel the pressure to sleep less and get away with it.

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Narration: Lack of sleep is as dangerous as alcohol behind the wheel.

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