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  • Published: 4 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141983769
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99
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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams




The phenomenal bestseller that's starting a sleep revolution, now in paperback

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 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 in to everything from what really happens in our brains and bodies when we dream 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.

  • Published: 4 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141983769
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

Praise for Why We Sleep

A neuroscientist shows how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and ward off cancer . . . it's probably a little too soon to tell you that it saved my life, but it's been an eye-opener

Mark O'Connell, Guardian

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

Rachel Cooke, Observer

Compelling and utterly convincing . . . you'll never think of your bedtime in the same way again

James McConnachie, Sunday Times

A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science

Clive Cookson, Financial Times

Uplifting . . . Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall in love with sleep, too

David Kamp, New York Times

Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet

Katie Law, Evening Standard

Astonishing ... an amazing book ... absolutely chocker full of things that we need to know

Chris Evans

Amazing . . . I'm obsessed with this book

Thom Yorke

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