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Not a light read because the writer has (quite rightly) included details of many studies and findings, but the take outs and findings are invaluable for parents, educators, employers and not least of all the medical profession. I wish I had known about many of the findings when my kids were growing up.
I have the audible version and I actually like the guys voice. He says that we may nod off during his reading as his voice is a bit soft. Once you get used to it, and focus on the content it is a great book. I like the way he backs up his points with studies and provides examples. He outlines the importance of sleep and what happens when we don't get enough of the right quality of it. Well worth the read or listen
Sleep is a restorative process your body must have. A bodybuilder or any other serious athlete would NEVER neglect recovery following an intense training session. Yet people neglect sleep on a on a regular basis.
This books shows makes you realize important sleep is. When at university and my first job I was serious under slept and it caused me a lot of problems. If I was able to do it again then 8 hours sleep would be compulsory, and even get 9 hours during busy periods. Its so important to the brain and body. Now I don't like to drink after 7pm, as getting quality of sleep and being fully functional the next day is more important.
The most interesting book I've read for a long while. I've recommended to so many people.
This book scientifically explains the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep deprivation. Matt chanllenges t Society's heroic treatment of working late hours by showing the flip side of sleep deprivation. Cost to economy, cost to individual health and cost to life span is all too big.
This book is very well written and worth every moment I spent on it. Evrry page is packed will valuable information. I am just so sorry I will not remember it all. I would read it a second time if I did not have so many other books calling for my attention. Well done Mathew. Well done. I learn't that the one best thjing I can do for my brain and body is get a full eight hours of sleep a night.
A book for everyone, informs you about the value of sleep & what to do if you cannot sleep (like most of us). Has many answers & the info about why you don't sleep & and quotes the studies of where the info came from. It is called "Why We Sleep" I would add to that "& Why WE Don't Sleep". Includes info about adults, children & old people like me. I am following the info in this book & loving it. Buy it, it is worth every cent.
This book seriously changed my life, or at least my outlook on sleep. The book is not only expertly researched but also superbly well written, so you can read or listen to this on your run or daily commute. I have been one of these people that considers sleeping a waste of time, now I consider sleeping a tool for everything i love about life!
I found this book outstanding and excellent. I believe the appropriate amount of good quality sleep is more important than diet and exercise. It is not an easy read due to considerable references to scientific data but the well worth it for the improvements that can be made for individuals, organisations and cultures.