I’m Michael Finkel and I wrote Nat Geo’s cover story about the science of sleep (and how most of us are not getting enough of it) AMA!
Update: First, I want to thank you for your participation and your questions. Sleep is a complex and fascinating subject indeed. Second, I need to apologize to those whose questions I have not answered. I budgeted an hour for this AMA, and after two hours I'm unable to get to all the questions. My general desire is to answer every question. I may try and do so at a later time, but for now, alas, I have so much other work to complete, and I really want to get some sleep tonight!
Greetings. My name is Mike Finkel, and I’m a long-time magazine journalist who has reported from more than fifty countries across six continents, covering topics ranging from the world’s last hunter-gatherer tribes, to conflicts in Afghanistan and Israel, to the international black market in human organs, to the mysteries of sleep. That last topic is what I wrote about for the latest cover story of National Geographic Magazine, which you can read here.
I’m also the author of The Stranger in the Woods, about a highly intelligent man who lived alone in the forest of Maine for 27 years, as well as True Story, about my bizarre encounter with a murderer, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Here’s another Nat Geo story about the Hadza of Tanzania: https://on.natgeo.com/2zI0Dt8
And another about Black Holes: https://on.natgeo.com/2LgB5bi
Feel free to contact me through my website: www.MichaelFinkel.com