An edition of Why We Sleep (2017)

Why We Sleep

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An edition of Why We Sleep (2017)

Why We Sleep

  • 4.53 ·
  • 17 Ratings
  • 265 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading
  • 25 Have read

With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive.

Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.

In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.

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Cover of: Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep
Jul 24, 2018, Penguin Books UK, Penguin Books Ltd
paperback
Cover of: Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Jun 19, 2018, Scribner
paperback
Cover of: Por Que Nós Dormimos
Cover of: Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Oct 23, 2018, Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
audio cd
Cover of: Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
2017-10-03, Simon & Schuster Audio
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: Why we sleep
Why we sleep: unlocking the power of sleep and dreams
2017, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
in English - First Scribner hardcover edition.
Cover of: Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
Jul 29, 2017, Scribner
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QP425.W3 2018

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OL28371841M
ISBN 10
0141983760
ISBN 13
9780141983769

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Do you think you got enough sleep this past week?
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