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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Matthew Walker
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
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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... show more
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.

Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

Now, 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 in to 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.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B06Y649387
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Science, Health
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4.5 Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
TITLE: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams AUTHOR: Matthew Walker DATE PUBLISHED: 2017 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781501144318 ____________________________________ From the blurb: "The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Direc...
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5.0 Why We Sleep
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]It took me so long to get to this book (which I also requested late, it didn’t help), and I’m wondering why! Although it *was* definitely scary, it was really interesting—and anyway, the ‘scare’ makes a lot of sense, so I wouldn’t be inclined as to ...
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