Western's Brain and Mind Institute researchers are conducting an extensive research project into why we sleep. Stuart Fogel , who recently joined Adrian Owen's team as a research scientist is investigating the reasons we sleep and also the function of dreams. The lab that Fogel works was renovated recently by the fund from the Canada Excellence Research Chair. It currently contains 3 bedrooms which aims to create a warm atmosphere for participants to feel comfortable in order to get the best results. CHRW spoke with Fogel.