Why We Sleep : The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep : The New Science of Sleep and Dreams THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTLS OBSERVER SUNDAY TIMES FT GUARDIAN DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017'Vital a life-raft' Guardian'A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise' The Times'It had a powerful effect on me' Observer'I urge you all to read this book' Times Higher EducationSleep 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 sleepUntil very recently science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it served or why its absence is so damaging to our health Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating drinking and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusiveNow 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 in to 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
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