Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

A New York Times bestseller The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert?Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley?s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab?reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, w A New York Times bestseller The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert?Professor Matthew Walk...

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Title:Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author:Matthew Walker
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
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Number of Pages:340 pages pages

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Reviews

  • Trevor
    Aug 15, 2018
    So, this book is both a must read and deeply, deeply disturbing. I?ve been having trouble sleeping for the last few years and now I?m going to have to do something about it, simple as that, because the consequences of not sleeping properly are appalling. For instance, it provid...
  • Clif Hostetler
    Jan 10, 2018
    The less you sleep the shorter your life span will be. Do I have your attention yet? If so read this excerpt from the beginning of this book (p3-5), and you will understand why this book caught my attention. This book is divided into four parts. Part 1 defines the nature and type...
  • Jenifer Jacobs
    Aug 01, 2017
    I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is an excellent summary on (as the title clearly states) why we sleep. I don't know why I thought that what I learned in college (from my egregiously egotistic Slee...
  • Emily
    Sep 27, 2017
    For once, I actually mean five stars in the sense of "everybody should read this book." This book is highly readable but contains stunning information I'd never seen anywhere else (and includes numerous references to serious primary literature). I was reminded (stay with me here) of...
  • Tamahome
    Oct 24, 2017
    Wordy but good content. I'm making sleep a bigger priority. p. 164: I was once fond of saying , ? Sleep is the third pillar of good health , alongside diet and exercise . ? I have changed my tune . Sleep is more than a pillar ; it is the foundation on which the other two heal...
  • Lubinka Dimitrova
    Dec 05, 2017
    Hands down, one of the best books I read this year (more like ever, to be honest). So, a miracle drug has been discovered. A revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory, makes you more attractive. It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It pr...
  • Viv JM
    Jan 25, 2018
    Squeezed by the vise grips of an electrified night and early-morning start times, bereft of twenty-four-hour thermal cycles, and with caffeine and alcohol surging through us in various quantities, many of us feel rightly exhausted and crave that which seems always elusive: a full, rest...
  • Vanessa
    Aug 11, 2018
    I am obsessed with learning about sleep, and sleep hygiene. I will read article after article on the topic, even if it's just regurgitating the same old stuff. It just feels calming to me. Despite that though, I'm quite bad at practicing what I preach (to my husband and anyone else who...
  • Stephen
    Feb 26, 2018
    My favourite book of 2018 so far and one of my all time non-fiction favourites. So much in there that just makes sense and explains a lot - wish that I had read this 30 years ago when I started my working life but without giving too much away I shall be making sure that I get my 7 t...
  • Ana
    Mar 26, 2018
    Want to know why consistently sleeping less than 8 hours per night puts you at high risk (I forget the figures right now, but very very high) of heart stroke, cancer, depression, obesity, anxiety? Want to know how sleeping less than 8 hours per night shortens your life by more than jus...
  • Youghourta
    Jul 26, 2018
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  • Rebecca Foster
    Feb 22, 2018
    We often hear that sleep, diet and exercise are the three pillars of health, but Walker, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, goes further: he believes sleep is the platform on which diet and exercise rest. Getting 7?9 hours of sleep a night is not s...
  • Frieda Vizel
    Nov 13, 2017
    I heard Walker on NPR and was promptly brought to hysterics over the danger of sleeping too little. I had a techy friend block the wifi on my home router from 8pm until morning, then I bought a data disabling add-on from my phone carrier for my cell phone to lock that too, and I began ...
  • Liina Bachmann
    Dec 04, 2017
    People who sleep too little (less than 8 hours a night more or less regularly) are stupid, can't remember stuff, have a weak immune system, die younger, are a burden to the health care system and a threat to other people. Sufficient sleep is the single most important thing you can do f...
  • Lily ☁️
    Aug 06, 2018
    ?After all, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.? Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram ...
  • Nigeyb
    Jul 17, 2018
    It took me a while to finish Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, primarily because it's so detailed. Far more detailed than I needed or wanted, however it is probably the definitive guide to sleep, everything you could wish to know is here. Most specifically the profound...
  • Paul
    May 05, 2018
    Some are getting too much, most aren't getting enough. No, I don't mean that; what I am talking about is sleep. There are people out there who seem to be able to exist on almost no sleep, people who are in the office at stupid o'clock in the morning and who are still up way after midni...
  • Bharath Ramakrishnan
    Sep 09, 2018
    Sleep has been a big mystery for long, as it has been unclear what purpose it serves, and why natural selection did not weed it out. After all, in earlier times, the period of sleep must have been one of considerable danger for humans (and even now for many animals and birds). And yet,...
  • Darian Onaciu
    Jul 02, 2018
    If you've ever slept you should read this book. I always thought that sleep was a waste of time which drains away about a third of our life. So why bother with it? Why would I not sleep as little as possible and spend my waking time doing things I like? Well, it seems that there ...
  • Prashanthini Mande
    Nov 12, 2017
    We all need 8 hours of sleep. Most of us know this fact but still sacrifice sleep because we do not know the extent of damage lack of sleep can do. Some of us think that they can fully function on 4-6 hours of sleep. A few of us may also think sleeping is for losers. We can sleep when ...
  • Anna
    Mar 05, 2018
    I should warn you: if you already tend towards anxiety about your health and resentment that wage labour forces you to defy your circadian rhythms, this book will worsen both. It?s a fascinating read, though, and I learned a lot about the mechanisms of sleep. Walker?s perspective i...
  • Anton
    May 22, 2018
    Great and wonderfully insightful book. Everything you wanted to know about sleep, dreaming and why do we need to do it every night. This book will also make your skin crawl sometimes... being part and parcel of the modern sleep deprived culture it is plain scary what the price we ar...
  • K.J. Charles
    Oct 06, 2017
    This book is genuinely terrifying. The author, a sleep scientist, lists the devastating consequences of getting less than 7-9 hours regularly and it is so much worse than you might have thought. SO much worse. We're basically all going to die. I'm not even kidding--being just an ho...
  • Sad Sunday (Princess Consuela Bananahammock)
    Feb 17, 2018
    Finally, the book whose author actually said that he will be happy if a reader fell asleep while reading it. Great book! I have to admit, I skipped a few chapters due to my incompetence in sleep science. But I am still rating it 5* stars since it was a great and interesting read...
  • Kamil
    May 26, 2018
    There's an overwhelmingly positive experience I had with this book. For most of it, Walker talks about his research (and his colleagues) surrounding the sleep and those arguments are fascinating and convincing. However, there are moments, mostly closer to the end of it, when you feel...
  • James Hartley
    Apr 05, 2018
    This is going to sound naive but it still surprises me that so many scientists can be so vain. I like to imagine them outside and above such concerns but of course they arent: theyre as human as the rest of us. They want to win prizes, "go down in history", have students applaud them i...
  • Claire Fuller
    Jul 12, 2018
    Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more in print where I would have been able to flick forward to chapters that interested me more. I listened to about 4 hours, and it was just too dry to want to carry on. Sorry. ...
  • Gumble's Yard
    Aug 08, 2018
    Really well written and extremely informative book on the science of sleep which is at the same time detached (relying on decades of scientific evidence) , passionate (particularly for the need for a regular 8 hours of sleep opportunity), helpful (for example I found the advice on cont...
  • Nildene
    Sep 16, 2018
    DNF at 16% ? Reading non-fiction is something I'm only just coming into. I've found some topics in science intrigue me enough that I enjoy them (and I'm a person who stopped all science as soon as possible, except for psychology in my last years of high school that weren't coun...
  • Lucy Banks
    Jan 27, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Detailed yet accessible exploration into all aspects of sleep. As a chronic insomniac, I knew I had to read this as soon as I spotted it on Netgalley. When sleep is elusive, it colours every aspect o...