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Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker

“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Publish Date
June 19
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
Jul 28, 2019
It took me a little longer than usual to finish Why We Sleep—ironically, because I kept following Walker’s advice to put down the book I was reading a bit earlier than I was used to, so I could get a better night’s sleep. But Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.     source
May 31, 2019
I can't recommend "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker enough. Amazing book about the crucial importance of sleep in our health. A topic so many times overlooked by everybody (especially by athletes!).     source
Dec 27, 2018
p.p.s. here’s the source of this figure, this book is absolutely magnificent and will totally change your understanding of and relationship to sleep (and other substances):     source
Jul 29, 2019
One of the best and most important books I've read this year.     source
Nov 12, 2018
Think 6 hours is enough sleep? Think you can power through periods of limited sleep and make it up later? Think you’re immune to sleep deprivation because you’re born to hustle? Read this book and think again. “Why We Sleep” is highly recommended —>     source
Apr 20, 2019
I am almost halfway through reading this book and I am loving it and learning a lot. Based on massive scientific research the book is easy to read and entertaining too. It will be high up there on my 2019 best reads. #TwitterBookClub     source
Jun 24, 2020
@menakadoshi Please read this book: Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams     source
Oct 18, 2019
@olshansky Great book.     source
Jan 11, 2020
Just an insane amount of awesome studies and detail on how the brain functions in this book... Also, has my mind churning for disruption opportunities to reverse that vicious cycle society has undergone forcing this habit killing people slowly... So much more to learn...     source
Jul 31, 2020
Hey @APompliano: "Why We Sleep" might be an answer to your question about most important book.     source
Mar 02, 2020
@MikeRenner59 @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear I loved that book!     source
Not only did I become convinced that getting high-quality sleep is the best protector and enhancer of health and cognition, but it is also the most underappreciated.     source