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Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Sprecher: Steve West
Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 52 Min.
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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, wellness, and longevity. 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 we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

But an explosion of scientific discoveries in the last 20 years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Among so many other things, within the brain, sleep enriches 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 mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity.

Walker answers important questions about sleep: How do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us, and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs and synthesizing 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; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and immensely accessible, Why We Sleep is the crucial account on sleep that will forever change listeners' minds on the subject.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Matthew Walker (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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The title is misleading

Nevertheless it’s a great book about the importance of a good night sleep, an people should really know more about. I’d just have been more interested in the “why” as suggested by the title.

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We don't sleep enough. We must. Here's how.

This book contains pretty much everything about sleep: its amazing benefits, our lack of it, what happens when we don't have enough sleep and how to fix it. Some takeaways:
- Dreams and sleep stretch our imagination, boost our IQ, memory, sex drive, physical capabilities and overall health.
- Sleep deprivation gives you cancer, in addition to a bunch of other diseases.
- Give yourself 7-9 hrs of opportunity to sleep every night
- You can't make up over the weekend for the sleep you didn't have over the week
- Your bedroom should be 1-2 degrees colder when you're about to sleep. Taking a shower before bed also helps.
- Take a short nap in the early afternoon if you can, like a siesta.
- Stop getting caffeine at least 8 hours before bed

The narration was very slow and sleep-inducing. I don't know if this was on purpose but it was a bit boring at times.

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imperative listening for a full life

ignorance on sleep translates into a slow constant drain of your life. listen in for scientific and expert explanations. spoiler: get to sleep 8+ hours and u mite skip the book for a good novel. but all tortured souls - assiredly the great majority - better start an improved sleep regime.

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Super Inhalt, teilweise langatmig

Der Sprecher war sehr angenehm und das Thema sehr interessant. Es werden viele interessante Aspekte besprochen, von denen ich auch einige für mich persönlich übernommen habe.
Allerdings hat der Autor viele Stellen meiner Meinung nach zu sehr ausgeschmückt, wodurch das Hörbuch stellenweise langweilig war, selbst wenn dder Inhalt interessant war, da gleiche oder ähnliche Aspekte zu oft durchgekaut wurden.
Vom generellen Inhalt jedoch ein sehr interessantes Buch, das ich in der heutigen, schnellen, schlaflosen Gesellschaft wärmstens empfehlen kann!!!

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Appendix (last 5 minutes) is the most valuable

All the book is about the justification (experiences, stories, experiments made and published in Papers) about why we should sleep 8h. But the recommendations about how to do it, how to sleep, are all summarized in the Appendix (only 5 minutes long).

And don't look for optimization. There is no trick on how to sleep like 8h in only 6 or anything like that. It's only the 5 minutes advice about how to properly sleep the 8 regular hours.

If you are in the academic industry, you are studying or studied a PhD, then maybe you find it very interesting.

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every human being should read this book

it’s a fundament of human education. Everyone should have the chance to read this book and decide if they want to change their sleeping habits. I hope society will change and promote a good night sleep for 7-9 hours and will stop promoting short nights and long working hours ....

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Klare Empfehlung für jeden.

Sehr empfehlenswertes Buch.

Mir wurde dadurch bewusst wie extrem wichtig Schlaf für uns Menschen ist. Sehr beeindruckend was er mit uns anstellt und welche Folgen Schlafentzug hat.

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Must read/listen

At every chapter holds this book amazing information, that let’s you help yourself and loved ones

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Das beste Beispiel, dass ein gutes Hörbuch ...

... mit dem Sprecher steht und fällt.
Zum Inhalt: Das, was ich bis jetzt gehört habe, war hochinteressant, faszinierend und erschreckend (wenn man so wie ich zu wenig schläft...). Aber: Ich habe, so leid es mir tat, nach knapp 90 Minuten abbrechen müssen; Mr. West hat zwar eine schöne Stimmfarbe, liest jedoch grauenvoll. Egal, ob nüchterne Fakten dargelegt werden, von einer bahnbrechenden Erkenntnis berichtet oder eine persönliche Erfahrung des Autors beschrieben wird: Ein Satz klingt wie der andere - es gibt keine Spannung; Betonung und Satzmelodie sind so eintönig, dass es schmerzt. Ich spreche beruflich selbst frei vor Menschen und weiß, dass beim Vermitteln von Inhalten das "Wie" genauso wichtig ist wie das "Was". Schade um den tollen Inhalt - ich werde mir ganz sicher das eBook kaufen.

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An Epic Journey through sleep which never makes you bored or tired

Very excellent & descriptive.
Voice is really and smooth which keeps you going.
It changes not only my sleeping habits but also helps me to uncovered the whole idea behind the sleep.