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The Resource Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker, PhD

Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker, PhD

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Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams
Title
Why we sleep
Title remainder
unlocking the power of sleep and dreams
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Walker, PhD
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab--reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book"--
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Dewey number
612.8/21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP425
LC item number
.W44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker, PhD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781501144318
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017033123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1599457
  • (OCoLC)975365716
  • 1574395
  • (OCoLC)ocn975365716
  • 1574395
  • 1599457
  • 1599457
Label
Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781501144318
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017033123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1599457
  • (OCoLC)975365716
  • 1574395
  • (OCoLC)ocn975365716
  • 1574395
  • 1599457
  • 1599457

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