Humans spend one-third of their lives sleeping, and there are still many questions on how and why sleep is beneficial.
That is the subject Yale School of Medicine Professor Meir Kryger, M.D., will address as the invited featured speaker at the Eighth Annual Darwin Day Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center.
Each year the planners select a speaker who is both a recognized expert and a teacher who can translate the latest knowledge into terms lay people can readily understand. Kryger is chief editor of the most widely used textbook in its field, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, and author of A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Disorders.
The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and science quiz with prizes. Among its many sponsors is the Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).