Book Why We Sleep - English US
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet, increasingly neglected in our modern society. It has devastating consequences linking every major disease in the developed world with sleep depravation: -Alzheimer, cancer, obesity, diabetes, impotence.
Until very recently, science had no clear answers to the question of why we sleep and why its absence is so damaging to our health.
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.