The Rest Test

The Rest Test, conducted in 2016, is the world’s largest ever study on rest. It was launched on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 in collaboration with Wellcome Collection, Hubbub and Durham University. Researchers from Hubbub, led by Professor Felicity Callard, developed a questionnaire asking people what rest meant to them, how they rested and whether they would like more rest.

The Anatomy of Rest is a three part BBC Radio 4 series, presented by Claudia Hammond and produced by Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Programmes:

The Rest Test

The Rest Test, conducted in 2016, is the world’s largest ever study on rest. It was launched on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 in collaboration with Wellcome Collection, Hubbub and Durham University. Researchers from Hubbub, led by Professor Felicity Callard, developed a questionnaire asking people what rest meant to them, how they rested and whether they would like more rest.

The Anatomy of Rest is a three part BBC Radio 4 series, presented by Claudia Hammond and produced by Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Programmes:

Claudia Hammond

Part One

What does rest really mean?

An illustration of the human brain

Part Two

Why the brain never really rests

Claudia Hammond & guests at the Wellcome Collection

Part Three

The results of the study are revealed

An illustration for the BBC programme Health Check

How Does the World Relax?

A Health Check special programme

Claudia Hammond

Part One

What does rest really mean?

An illustration of the human brain

Part Two

Why the brain never really rests

Claudia Hammond & guests at the Wellcome Collection

Part Three

The results of the study are revealed

An illustration for the BBC programme Health Check

How Does the World Relax?

A Health Check special programme

Articles:

Articles:

A lone figure by a lake

Why Being Alone Might Be the Key to Rest

A hammock on a tropical beach

The Ten Most Restful Activities

Clouds superimposed on a face

Why We Should Stop Worrying About our Wandering Minds

A lone figure by a lake

Why Being Alone Might Be the Key to Rest

A hammock on a tropical beach

The Ten Most Restful Activities

Clouds superimposed on a face

Why We Should Stop Worrying About our Wandering Minds