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Theresa Fisher

Theresa Fisher is VW's science editor. She does her best sleeping in the early morning light and her best thinking late at night.

The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Till Roenneberg
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1. The Time Master Name: Till RoennebergTitle: Chronobiologist at the Institute of Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian University Why they're interesting: Revolutionized the study of biological rhythms and sleep-wake schedules   Ni...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Kelly Bulkeley
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3. The Dream Collector Name: Kelly BulkeleyTitle: Psychologist of religion specializing in dream researchWhy they're interesting: Data-banking dreams to understand the waking world      Kelly Bulkeley takes a big data approach to study...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Cheri Mah
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6. The Consultant  Name: Cheri MahTitle: Research Fellow at the UCSF Human Performance Center and UCSF School of Medicine and NBA sleep consultantWhy they're interesting: Pioneered the use of sleep optimization in pro sports  Back in 2...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Arianna Huffington
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2. The Ambassador Name: Arianna HuffingtonTitle: CEO of Thrive Health and author of “The Sleep Revolution”Why they're interesting: Media-and-wellness mogul who turned sleep into a mainstream conversation  Arianna Huffington is the most...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Michel A. Cramer Bornemann
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15. The Sleuth Name: Michel A. Cramer BornemannTitle: Lead investigator - Sleep Forensics AssociatesWhy they're interesting: The world's foremost expert on crimes committed during sleep His job almost sounds fake: Michel A. Cramer Born...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Maria
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7. The Viral Star Name: Maria Title: Youtube creator/ASMR-tistWhy they're interesting: Making videos that lull people to sleep  Millions of people have made their way to the Gentle Whispering ASMR Youtube Channel. And thousands of them...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Scott Killgore
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12. The Sleep Deprivation Authority Name: William “Scott” KillgoreTitle: Director of the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of ArizonaWhy they're interesting: Figuring out...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Roger Ekrich
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8. The Revivalist Name: Roger EkirchTitle: Historian at Virginia Tech UniversityWhy they're interesting: Reintroduced the long-lost practice of "segmented sleep" to the modern world Thanks to Roger Ekirch, the 1800s are all the rage — ...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Drew Ackerman
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11. The Storyteller Name: Drew AckermanTitle: Host of the podcast “Sleep with Me” Why they're interesting: Responsible for making "adult bedtime stories" a thing   Drew Ackerman tells dull, meandering stories on topics no one cares abo...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Baland Jalal
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5. The Exorcist Name: Baland JalalTitle: Neuroscientist at The University of CambridgeWhy they're interesting: Invented a simple method for escaping sleep paralysis In 2005, Baland Jalal woke up to the feeling of a ghost choking him an...