An interesting book...a bit worrying for those of us that don't sleep enough.
1. Curious, committed, engaged
2. Probably at night on the couch (I can‘t in bed because I always seem to fall asleep 😂). Or I‘m the summer, poolside
3. I‘ve taken 2020 slow so far so the tagged book is the best (and only) book I‘ve read so far. There is no worst
4. Everyone should join in on the fun!
This book is less like a textbook and more like the peer reviewed article you need to perfectly defend your paper. I love sleep and nutrition as recommendations for patients and my recommendations will be a lot clearer now!
Finished this up at work today. It was so interesting! I kept quoting the things I learned back at family and friends. I‘ve always had an interest in sleep/dreams and this selves into all the details to why we need sleep. Needless to say, I‘m now highly concerned about the insufficient sleep I‘ve been getting 😂
For the past few weeks, I have annoyed everyone I know by facts learned from this book. My mind is blown, and I want to change a lot of things about how I sleep, and I‘m a bit scared by all the consequences of bad sleep. Walker knows what he writes about, and even though this is fact and science heavy, it didn‘t feel boring or slow. I highly recommend it!
So, my reading week wasn‘t as productive as I had hoped, but it is what it is 🤷♀️ #BookReport
I really liked Hungerhjerte (Danish autofiction about the author‘s time in a psychiatric hospital), I‘m blown away by Why We Sleep (I keep repeating facts from it to everybody I know), and feeling a bit meh about Call Me By Your Name.
#TodayILearned that sleep is a necessity and not an option. That I should strive for at least 6 hours of sleep every night and that a nap in the afternoon might prolong my life (and help me stay healthy physically and mentally).
Thanks @Oryx for recommending this book to me.
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick
Because of the long line of library patrons waiting to listen to this I only had enough time to read the first and last third of the book. Missed the entire part about the power of dreams. However, what I heard was interesting and informative enough that I‘ll get back in the queue. Now I know why melatonin never worked for me - it only informs your body that it‘s time to sleep. It doesn‘t actually help you fall asleep.
An excellent and important book. (Shown here by my son who insisted on holding the it.)
10% in and I‘m loving this beautiful book so far! Author is incredible, audio is great, knowledge gained is immense 👌🏼
Started #24in48 Readathon 45 mins ago (00:00 BST) with Matthew Walker‘ Why We Sleep. Considering the author strong stance against caffeine and the horrific consequences for not getting enough sleep, I think I‘ll read another chapter of Dorothy Whipple‘s We Were Sisters and then get me my 8 hours of sleep 💤
Thoroughly enjoying this read by the amazing Matthew Walker!
One of the best books I‘ve read. I was worried it would be too technical but it wasn‘t. Learned a ton of the why‘s of sleep. Would suggest for anyone wanting to learn more on this subject.
Scary, the effect of lack of sleep on our bodies. The post-industrial world is not good for sleep!
This book is a fascinating deep dive into the science of sleep -- why we need sleep, how sleep (or the lack thereof) affects our health, and how to get better sleep. Matthew Walker distills fairly complicated and robust scientific concepts into prose that's easily digestible for a lay audience. Highly recommended -- the world would be a better place if everyone read this book and placed greater value on sleep.
Adults forty-five years or older who sleep fewer than six hours a night are 200 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during their life, as compared with those sleeping seven to eight hours a night.
I tried. I tried so hard. Some people would probably love this book but it got way to deep on sleep studies and experiments to keep me engaged.
”Every major system, tissue, and organ of your body suffers when sleep becomes short. No aspect of your health can retreat at the sign of sleep loss and escape unharmed. Like water from a burst pipe in your home, the effects of sleep deprivation will seep into every nook and cranny of biology, down into your cells, even altering your most fundamental self- your DNA.”
Excellent read so far, but will 100% make you worry about how much you sleep!
Seems like an appropriate book to send me to 😴
Always like to learn how to optimize and demystify our bodies. But sometimes these books can be a real slog to get through.
Audio version. Do you know exactly how important sleep is? This is an eye-opening book (pun fully intended 😁) about the reasons you really do need 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Detailed and easy to understand. Definitely would recommend.
Our non-fiction choice for this month‘s book club. It comes out fists flying from page 1 with the helpful assertion that, unless you clock 8 hours of sleep a night, you WILL die.
And before you die of heart failure, or diabetes, or Alzheimer‘s, or that weird middle-age disease where you stop sleeping entirely and no one knows why or can cure you and you die 8 weeks later, you will probably be fat.
Neurotic or nervous dispositions, take heed.
This was a super interesting and relevant book. Understanding the importance of sleeping has forced me to shift my thought process to ensure that it is a priority.
I picked this up from the library today on a whim because I never seem to get enough sleep 😪 I've only read a few pages so far but I think I'm going to like this one 🌙⭐
This was one of the best nonfiction books I've read, and I'd even call it "life changing". I learned so much about what happens to your brain, your body, and the impacts of getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night. I had believed that you could "catch up" on weekends but after reading the science of the brain, I'm shocked and am in awe of how amazing our brain is. How Alzheimer's and sleep are connected was worth the read in itself! Fascinating!
What kind of monster does this to a library book? You couldn‘t find a receipt or a gum wrapper or i don‘t know a sock? Heck, we librarians print out a due date slip—use it!
This book is fantastic and so so important. I am a big fan of sleep, huge fan, but I had no idea how important it is for our health. Getting less than 6 hours sleep at night puts us at risk of all sorts of serious issues (increased risk of cancer, Alzheimer's, heart attack and more). One of the best science books I've read.
Next time you want to stay up late to finish a book - don't. Read this book and understand why.
Sleep tight (like Daisy)
My kind of disclaimer!
Now to find reasons to justify sleeping even more!
Daisy recommends a good 20 hours a day for maximum health #dogsoflitsy
Neuroscientist Matthew Walker doesn‘t pull his punches: “The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” This #audiobook got my attention with lots of convincing research, well presented. I‘ve always valued sleep, but it‘s even more vital to our health than I thought. No more late night reading for me!
There does not seem to be one major organ within the body, or process within the brain, that isn‘t optimally enhanced by sleep (and detrimentally impaired when we don‘t get enough).
Just had this delivered today, Why we sleep? 💤 should be an interesting read! Will start this tonight ...
I can't recommend this book highly enough! This is the most critically important book I've ever read. Stop what you're doing right now and go get it. This book details the enormous benefits of sleep and the catastrophic consequences of not getting enough, written in a clear, engaging (humorous, even!) manner by the world's leading sleep researcher. Six stars out of five! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Seriously!!
So excited for this book! I've been trying to convince people for years of the importance of getting enough sleep every night. Now I will have data to back me up! And this is just the first page!!