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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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could be more concise.

the positive thing is it explains various aspects of sleep from biology to psychology and society. also the section about the history of sleep (from the evolution point of view) was very inspiring.

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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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Amazing Information

Overall a great book and gives you a great insight into how important sleep is.
It also gives you the motivation to stick to a more healthy Sleep pattern and take Sleep more serious.
I really enjoyed it and took home a lot of extra information !!
Especially working in a medical field makes you realize that sleep is one of our most valuable Self-Treatments.

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very good investment

i learned a lot from this book. i will from now on sleep my 8 hours every night. i also loved the speaker. such a nice voice. thanks.

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The power of good sleep well examined

I always felt the importance of sleep but still all too often failed to take seriously and follow the messages of my body. This exzellent book has given me so much insight that going to sleep has become a daily endeavour I look forward to and enjoy in every respect. And this again has led to me bring happier, more relaxed and positive.

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Artificial Reader?

Interesting book, however almost impossible to follow due to the intonation of the reader. Not recommended.

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Good content! But very hard to listen to...

...because the speaker is so monotonous. Like a robot. But you'll get good information from it :)

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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.