Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

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Penguin Books Limited, 28 sep. 2017 - 368 pagina's

'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

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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, Why We Sleep 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 sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise' The Times

'Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me' Observer

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Gebruikersrecensie  - tgraettinger - LibraryThing

Lots of good content. I think the author strayed a bit when he started speaking outside his area of research (esp. with respect to diet). Worth reading, but the key points are arranged nicely in the ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - gbelik - LibraryThing

Lots of interesting information here, and presented quite convincingly. I must admit, I am going to try to be a more regular sleeper after reading this. Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2017)

Matthew Walker's fascination with sleep has taken him from Nottingham to Harvard and on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and Director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory. He has published over 100 scientific research studies during the course of his twenty-year career. Why We Sleep is his first book.

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