Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep recently became one of the most interesting non-fiction books that I’m reading about health nowadays. Matthew Walker, a neuroscientist and sleep specialist, has come up with a book that will completely change your relationship with sleep.


Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker

In this eye-opening book (You see what I did there?), Walker tells us why we need to sleep with striking examples. You’ll be amazed to see changes in our brain and body when we do not sleep or not enough. You will be horrified when you see the number of accidents and deaths caused by lack of it.

Please read this book if you want to feel better, lose weight, learn something quickly and be much healthier in general. It will help you hit the sack in a much comfortable and healthy way. On the other hand, if you have children, this book is a must-read for you. Enjoy!

About the book: Why We Sleep

‘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


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, the book 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 scientist argues that sleeping is more important for our health than diet or exercise’ The Times
‘Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me’ Observer


About the author: Matthew walker

Matthew Paul Walker is an English scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the impact of sleeping on human health and disease. Previously, he was a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker

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