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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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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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An eye-opener

A really interesting book. Which showed me the importance of sleep. For my performance, my health and for our society.

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Very insightful and interesting book.

Matthew Walker gives a details view in to the works of sleep. For me it was a plasure listening to the results of his work. I can fully recommend to listen to this book.

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An eye opening book

Or should I say “eye closing”... I have always valued and tried to prioritize sleep in my life but this book has surely shed more light on the why and supported me in this behavior. Great to listen to and surely helpful also for my clinical practice as a physiotherapist. Will recommend to family and friends

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compact and important information around sleeping

insights to sleeping science and explanation on how to avoid unhealthy mistakes regarding sleeping. i hoped for even more science around the dream aspect but I really enjoyed the compilation of studies the author brought up. and let's hope businesses and schools incorporate the findings into their schedules. will listen to the book again after so time since it was kinda packed.

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best book about sleep

besides the best and up-to-date knowledge of this book .. the author isn't afraid to give advice and to tell the truth

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