Reviews

  • A neuroscientist shows how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and ward off cancer . . . it's probably a little too soon to tell you that it saved my life, but it's been an eye-opener

    Guardian
  • Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me

    Observer
  • Compelling and utterly convincing . . . you'll never think of your bedtime in the same way again

    The Sunday Times
  • <p>A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science</p>

    Financial Times
  • Uplifting . . . Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall in love with sleep, too

    The New York Times
  • Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet

    Evening Standard
  • Passionate, urgent, convincing . . . it had a powerful effect on me

    Observer
  • A powerful rallying cry by a researcher at the top of his game. If you want an effective distillation of a science that reaches deep into the frontiers of consciousness and identity . . . this is a good place to start.

    The Times
  • A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science . . . Walker describes superbly what is going on in the brain during sleep and dreaming

    Financial Times
  • Startling, sobering, vital, a life raft. . . . it's probably a little too soon to tell you that <i>Why We Sleep</i> saved my life, but I can tell you that it's been an eye-opener

    Guardian
  • <i>Why We Sleep</i> is a book on a mission...One especially winning attribute of Walker is that he's not a scold. He frames his suggestions for more healthful sleep habits not as a series of eat-your-Wheaties admonitions, but as wondrous, uplifting improvements in quality of life...Why We Sleep mounts a persuasive, exuberant case for addressing our societal sleep deficit and for the virtues of sleep itself. It is recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense

    The New York Times Book Review
  • This is brilliant popular science writing: accessible, compelling and enlightening

    Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
  • One of my favourite books this year, and definitely the most useful . . . Now I go to sleep much earlier and feel much better for it.

    Evening Standard Books of the Year
  • A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise

    The Times