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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
Lu par : John Sackville
Durée : 13 h et 31 min
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The Top Ten Sunday Times Best Seller
TLS, Observer, Sunday Times, FT, Guardian, Daily Mail and Evening Standard Books of the Year 2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, read by John Sackville.

Includes a bonus PDF of graphs and diagrams.

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.

©2017 Matthew Walker (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

Critiques

"Vital... a life-raft." ( Guardian)
"A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise." ( The Times)
"It had a powerful effect on me." ( Observer)

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Should be mandatory reading for all business leaders, health Care providers, insurance providers, politicians, architects ... Just everyone. Thank you!

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great book<br />

i learned a lot much than I believed reading this book. it s a must have for everyone, even you.

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A life-changing book

I did not expect to discover so many new things about sleep that will enable my family to live happier lives!

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A must read

Amazing book, greatly voiced. Deep dive into the usefulness and absolute necessity of sleep. Everyone should takes those few hours to listen and assimilate the knowledge as it has so much implications.

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  • Winston Lee
  • 06/03/2018

Informative with passionate narrator

I would recommend this book to anybody who is currently sleeping less than 7 hours per night and wants to find a shortcut to improving their life in all aspects. I found the information here enlightening and the evidence compelling.

The narrator is great too, he manages to imitate the various accents and also reads the sentences in a way that very accurately brings across the weight and meaning of the point that Matthew Walker is trying to bring across. I felt like the narrator was the writer himself.

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  • Margarita Marti
  • 01/10/2019

One of the best books

Enlightening! Every policy maker must read this book. Many times we skip straight to solutions. This book is all about the why and I believe it is vital that our why is clear. Why we sleep? Explains the importance of sleep, what improves its quality and what doesn't.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24/12/2019

Important read / listen

Informative and changed the way I think about and prioritize sleep. The narration makes it difficult to complete the book.

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  • Jaco van Niekerk
  • 18/12/2019

Life changing

Who writes a book on sleep? Really? That semi-comatose state that "robs" us from life...

I bought this book as I was intrigued by the high rating. I've never had my opinions changed so profoundly. This is a phenomenal book, well written, well naratated with a passion and scientific vigour that I have not experienced in a long time.

I've implemented Walker's recommendations in my life and there is now a stark difference between myself now and the person a few weeks ago. Self-help books requires so much will power and it seldom lasts. This is different... this is not a self-help book, more like a critical chapter in the instruction manual to your brain, health and well-being that you have been missing since birth. The changes it advocates do not require much will to implement either. I have found that my body and mind almost immediately adjust to this new (but correct) way of being. The way it was build and design to function.

If you want to make a radical change in your life, a change for the better, if you want to be more emotionally stable, more alert with more energy, healthier, smarter with superior memory, then read this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/12/2019

Book.of the year

I'm completely Blown Away by this book. I think this is a must for anybody living the human experience.

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  • Osman Badran
  • 05/12/2019

Sleeping is a way to thank your body

I never realized how important sleep is to our daily performance. This book is a great tool that helps us learn proper techniques on how to improve and respect our sleep in order to enjoy life.

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  • H. Misser
  • 01/12/2019

Superb!

A scientifically informed scientifically informed guide to the importance of sleep, the vital importance of sleep to young minds and the deleterious of inadequate sleep on society as a whole. Very well written and beautifully narrated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21/11/2019

Important

It may come across as bit repetitive at times, but the message is a valuable listen worth repeating. He's actually progressing to the same point from many angles and studies and it is presented in a manner that the man on the street can understand.

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  • John Maillard
  • 08/11/2019

Everyone should read this book!

Fabulous, informative and interesting information that needs to be understood by parents, teachers, health care providers and employers.

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  • Þorsteinn Lýðsson
  • 21/10/2019

important book.

probably one of the most important books of all time. For your overall health and lifestyle.

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  • Maria Rusche
  • 19/03/2018

wissenschaftlich fundiert, unterhaltsam, relevant

wissenschaftlich fundiert, unterhaltsam, relevant für jedermann, anwendungsorientiert, leicht verständlich. .. Dieses Buch ist wirklich für jeden! vom sleep researcher zum absoluten Laien. sehr zu empfehlen!

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  • Lucas
  • 16/11/2019

Essential

The Book

1. highlights the importance of sleep and describes very well how sleep effects a lot of other areas in life.

2. explains origins of „sleep quality“.

3. suggest ways to get better sleep for yourself and the general population.

4. is definitively worth reading for most people.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/04/2019

Probably importantly but too long and boring

This book has lots of good stuff in it but like 80% of it is so boring that I stopped after 11 hours, short of pulling out my ears. 

Love the bit where the narrator does Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger accents.

Narrator a bit plummy.

Mainly interesting to me, a non scientist, for the anecdotes so I could have done without the lengthy descriptions of biological processes and experiments. Reads at times like a textbook or academic article.

Nevertheless, I do think that this book has substantial changed the way I understand and prioritise sleep.

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  • Eric Buchmayer
  • 11/02/2019

Great read - at times too detailed

Very much detail that might be too much for someone who just wants to get a general understanding of the topic. Very interesting insights for sure!

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  • L.
  • 08/12/2018

Eye opening

Simple solution to many challenges - sleep. Be it performance, happiness, pregnancy, obesity, mental health or fitness.

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  • Tim Welmers
  • 13/09/2018

Amazing

Loved it, changed my sleeping habits because of it. Gives a great instight into why sleeping enough is important and critical.