Length: 368 Pages
'Astonishing ... an amazing book ... absolutely chocker full of things that we need to know' Chris Evans
'Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet' Evening Standard
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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.
In this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves into everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence.
'Startling, vital ... a life-raft' Guardian
'A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise' The Times
'Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me' Observer
Length: 368 Pages
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
Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me
Compelling and utterly convincing . . . you'll never think of your bedtime in the same way again
<p>A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science</p>
Uplifting . . . Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall in love with sleep, too
Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet
Passionate, urgent, convincing . . . it had a powerful effect on me
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.
A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science . . . Walker describes superbly what is going on in the brain during sleep and dreaming
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
<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
This is brilliant popular science writing: accessible, compelling and enlightening
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.
A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise