Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
click to open popover


Product details


Product description

Review

Passionate, urgent, convincing . . . it had a powerful effect on me (Rachel Cooke Observer)

A powerful rallying cry by a researcher at the top of his game. If you want an effective distillation of a science that reaches deep into the frontiers of consciousness and identity . . . this is a good place to start. (Oliver Moody The Times)

A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science . . . Walker describes superbly what is going on in the brain during sleep and dreaming (Clive Cookson Financial Times)

Startling, sobering, vital, a life raft. . . . it's probably a little too soon to tell you that Why We Sleep saved my life, but I can tell you that it's been an eye-opener (Mark O'Connell Guardian)

Why We Sleep is a book on a mission...One especially winning attribute of Walker is that he's not a scold. He frames his suggestions for more healthful sleep habits not as a series of eat-your-Wheaties admonitions, but as wondrous, uplifting improvements in quality of life...Why We Sleep mounts a persuasive, exuberant case for addressing our societal sleep deficit and for the virtues of sleep itself. It is recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense (The New York Times Book Review)

This is brilliant popular science writing: accessible, compelling and enlightening (David Lodge Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year)

One of my favourite books this year, and definitely the most useful . . . Now I go to sleep much earlier and feel much better for it. (William Leith Evening Standard Books of the Year)

A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise (Tom Whipple The Times)

Most of us have no idea what we do with a third of our lives. In this lucid and engaging book, Matt Walker explains the new science that is rapidly solving this age-old mystery. Why We Sleep is a canny pleasure that will have you turning pages well past your bedtime (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness)

Simply a must-read. World-renowned neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker takes us on a fascinating and indispensable journey into the latest understandings of the science of sleep . . . that may change the way you live your life. In these super-charged, distracting times it is hard to think of a book that is more important to read than this one (Adam Gazzaley, co-author of The Distracted Mind)

Book Description

The answers to one of the last great biological mysteries.

From the Publisher


12 customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

6 June 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
12 March 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
16 December 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
9 September 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
26 January 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
13 March 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
20 March 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
24 February 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?