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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 causal links to deficient sleep.

Until 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 elusive.

Now, 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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise (The Times)

I urge you all to read this book (Times Higher Education)

Passionate, urgent, convincing ... it had a powerful effect on me (Rachel Cooke Observer)

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) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 2854 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 341 pages
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Penguin; 01 Edition (28 Sept. 2017)
  • ASIN : B06Y649387
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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