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  • Published: 7 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141988405
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99
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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams




The answers to one of the last great biological mysteries

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain?
What really happens during REM sleep?
Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime?

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. 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 remained elusive.

In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts twenty years of cutting-edge research, looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom to find the answers that will transform our appreciation of sleep and reverse our neglect of it.

  • Published: 7 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141988405
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99
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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