Part Two of The Current
Tonight, as Canadians pull up the covers and lay down to sleep, some will be reluctant to put their head on the pillow. While most of us expect a quick visit from The Sandman, many people will be worried the Old Hag will take his place. The Hag is the personification of a sleeping condition that traps some people in a waking nightmare. It's estimated 20 to 30 percent of healthy people will experience this terrifying sleep disorder at least once.
The Current's Howard Goldenthal shines a light on this unsettling story in his documentary, The Paralysing Night.Related Links:
Nkosinathi Biko Promo
Tomorrow on The Current, we'll welcome Nkosinathi Biko. He's the son of one of the great South African freedom fighters, Steve Biko. Steve Biko was arrested, interrogated and tortured for his resistance to apartheid. He died in police custody in 1977. Nkosinathi now heads a foundation named after his revered father. He'll reminisce about his dad and talk about his hopes for South Africa's future.
Other segments from today's show: