Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
From Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams to the 2017 Nobel Prize winners for medicine, sleep has always been an integral field of research into the human psyche.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.
From a neuroscientific perspective, this book demonstrates the importance of, and the author's genuine fascination with, sleep.
"A neuroscientist shows how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and ward off cancer ... it's probably a little too soon to tell you that it saved my life, but it's been an eye-opener"
Mark O'Connell, The Guardian