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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

By Matthew Walker
12-minute read
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Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep (2017) explores the latest scientific thinking on the importance of sleep. It explains what sleep deprivation does to our minds and bodies, and offers some tips for getting quality sleep – and more of it.

  • People who want to live a healthier life
  • Anyone wanting to improve the quality of their sleep
  • Students of neuroscience or biology

Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory.

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