Sleep Better With Help From Science
About the Podcast
Wouldn't it be nice if falling asleep was as simple as getting into your PJs, turning off the light and closing your eyes? Sleep doesn't always come easy - it's more complicated than that. This guide explains the science behind sleep and gives you the tools and techniques that will help you drift off into dreamland. Welcome to Life Kit, NPR's family of audio guides for navigating your life — everything from your finances to sleep to exercise to raising your kids. Each guide covers the basics to more complex questions over the span of a few episodes, to help you no matter where you're starting from. Listen to an individual guide, subscribe to a topic you're interested in to get each new guide on that subject, or subscribe to Life Kit: All Guides for all episodes, all in one place.
About the Host
Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News, where her stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She's also a contributor to the PBS NewsHour and is one of the hosts of NPR's Life Kit. Along with her NPR science desk colleagues, Aubrey is the winner of a 2019 Gracie Award. She is the recipient of a 2018 James Beard broadcast award for her coverage of 'Food As Medicine.' Aubrey is also a 2016 winner of a James Beard Award in the category of "Best TV Segment" for a PBS/NPR collaboration. The series of stories included an investigation of the link between pesticides and the decline of bees and other pollinators, and a two-part series on food waste. In 2013, Aubrey won a Gracie Award with her colleagues on The Salt, NPR's food vertical. They also won a 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog. In 2009, Aubrey was awarded the American Society for Nutrition's Media Award for her reporting on food and nutrition. She was honored with the 2006 National Press Club Award for Consumer Journalism in radio and earned a 2005 Medical Evidence Fellowship by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. In 2009-2010, she was a Kaiser Media Fellow. Joining NPR in 2003 as a general assignment reporter, Aubrey spent five years covering environmental policy, as well as contributing to coverage of Washington, D.C., for NPR's National Desk. She also hosted NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen video series. Before coming to NPR, Aubrey was a reporter for the PBS NewsHour and a producer for C-SPAN's Presidential election coverage. Aubrey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.