“What wouldn’t I give for more hours in a day!” That's a common sentiment in our hectic era. One way to enlarge our days would be to shrink the time we spend sleeping. That's what journalist Akshat Rathi tried to do. He conducted an year-long experiment to survive on four or five hours of sleep every day.

Is his experiment a sign of a future in which we can function on less sleep? Were our ancestors, with their afternoon naps, on to something? These are questions that Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian ask in this episode of The Intersection.

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts visit audiomatic.in.