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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Walker, Matthew

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A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this stimulating and important book (Financial Times) from the director of UC Berkeley's Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the Guardian said, Walker explains how ...a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier, and ward off cancer. With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. 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 it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including 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 creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this compelling and utterly convincing (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his 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, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night's sleep every night. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense (The New York Times Book Review).
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ISBN 9781501144325
Released NZ 19 Jun 2018
Publisher Scribner Book Company
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781501144325
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribner Book Company
Imprint Scribner Book Company
Released 19 Jun 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Walker, Matthew
Category Psychology
Mental Health Services
Human Biology & Related Topics
Popular Medicine
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 612.821
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sleep, Sleep - Physiological aspects, PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology, HEALTH & FITNESS / Sleep & Sleep Disorders
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade