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, A New York Times bestseller The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert?Professor Matthew Wal...

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Title:Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author:Matthew Walker
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ISBN:Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
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Simon Harvey No, it's not really a how-to guide. There is a two-page appendix which gives tips for getting consistently good sleep, based on the information from t…moreNo, it's not really a how-to guide. There is a two-page appendix which gives tips for getting consistently good sleep, based on the information from the National Sleep Foundation.

That said, it's easy to draw conclusions from the way that light and heat have an impact.

But the biggest effect is that reading the book will convince you that you really should get all the sleep you need. You'll make sure of an early night.(less)
C.J. Shane The problem you describe impacts middle-aged and older people particularly hard. Two factors here are circadian rhythm and sleep pressure. In older fo…moreThe problem you describe impacts middle-aged and older people particularly hard. Two factors here are circadian rhythm and sleep pressure. In older folk, the circadian rhythm shifts so that melatonin is released earlier in the evening, signaling that it's time to sleep. Second, we experience "sleep pressure" caused by the build-up of the chemical adenosine in our brains. If you drop off in the evening, that dissipates adenosine levels so that when you go to bed, there's little adenosine-sleep pressure left. The author has some suggestions on how to change this pattern. I'll write a review later but I'll have to say now that this is one of the most important health-related books I've ever read. Please read it.(less)

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