Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Hardback)Matthew Walker (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 33 mm
"Passionate, urgent, convincing . . . it had a powerful effect on me." - Rachel Cooke, Observer
"A powerful rallying cry by a researcher at the top of his game. If you want an effective distillation of a science that reaches deep into the frontiers of consciousness and identity . . . this is a good place to start." - Oliver Moody, The Times
"A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science . . . Walker describes superbly what is going on in the brain during sleep and dreaming -- Clive Cookson." - Financial Times
"Startling, sobering, vital, a life raft. . . . it's probably a little too soon to tell you that Why We Sleep saved my life, but I can tell you that it's been an eye-opener." - Mark O'Connell, Guardian
Why We Sleep is a book on a mission...One especially winning attribute of Walker is that he's not a scold. He frames his suggestions for more healthful sleep habits not as a series of eat-your-Wheaties admonitions, but as wondrous, uplifting improvements in quality of life...Why We Sleep mounts a persuasive, exuberant case for addressing our societal sleep deficit and for the virtues of sleep itself. It is recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense * The New York Times Book Review *
A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise -- Tom Whipple * The Times *
Most of us have no idea what we do with a third of our lives. In this lucid and engaging book, Matt Walker explains the new science that is rapidly solving this age-old mystery. Why We Sleep is a canny pleasure that will have you turning pages well past your bedtime -- Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
Simply a must-read. World-renowned neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker takes us on a fascinating and indispensable journey into the latest understandings of the science of sleep . . . that may change the way you live your life. In these super-charged, distracting times it is hard to think of a book that is more important to read than this one -- Adam Gazzaley, co-author of The Distracted Mind
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Very unformative and readable book. Scary about the consequences that sleep of insufficient quality and/or quantity can have, many of which were news to me.
“An eye opener on shut-eye”
Very readable book explaining the reasons why we find it hard to sleep and why we need to.
Completely superb. Life changing. Read it.
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