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message 1: by Nick (new)

Nick Pageant I'm afraid to read this. I frequently get called in to work at 4 am and function for weeks at a time on 3-4 hours sleep per night. Then I get sick and miss a few days. It's a horrible cycle that takes an awful toll. I think I'll give this to my boss for Christmas.

message 2: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Obida Damn! I really need to sleep more.

message 3: by Darío (new)

Darío I sleep like 5 hours in intervals because I keep waking up. @ Capitalism if you stopped pressuring me I wouldn't be so stressed.

message 4: by Justin (new)

Justin This makes me feel better about sleeping for 9 hours every night. I used to regret it because I thought I was wasting time sleeping.

message 5: by Fogovonslack (new)

Fogovonslack This is an immensely important topic, explored masterfully by the author. As a long term insomniac myself and recent retiree, I know what my priority is. Natural sleep for more than 8 hours a night. Thank you Professor Walker.

message 6: by Aaa (new)

Aaa Poor my memory, my creativity :((

message 7: by Rita (new)

Rita Capitalists: your just reward for overperformance.

~☆~Autumn♥♥ This book sure kept me awake last night. I was horrified and amazed.

message 9: by Trevor (new)

Trevor Folker He was just on the Joe Rogan podcast. Highly recommend listening to it if you like the book.

message 10: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Wright Nick I'd give him a little hand with a boxing glove

message 11: by Lubinka (new)

Lubinka Dimitrova Love the shelf you chose for this book.

message 12: by Nowhere (new)

Nowhere Girl So basically that episode of pokemon where "The City That Never Sleeps" is filled with terrible people and then Jigglypuff sings to them and puts them all to sleep and the sleep makes them better people is accurate. good to know.

message 13: by WENDELL (new)

WENDELL FOX I've finally made a Dr's appointment for my insomnia. Can't get in for another 3 weeks. Yay, two more sleeps!

message 14: by Pinkkevin (new)

Pinkkevin Agree entirely. This was fascinating and terrifying. Apparently my two children who are both under 4 and have never slept through the night really will be the death of me

message 15: by Johan (new)

Johan Hereora Hummerhielm Just remember: some people actually work perfectly sleeping 4 hours. It's the same with mecial treatments or how one eats.

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Johan wrote: "Just remember: some people actually work perfectly sleeping 4 hours. It's the same with medical treatments or how one eats."

So true! We are all different.

message 17: by Beth (new)

Beth It mentions in the book that people that can do well on less than five hours sleep make up only 6% of the population. Meanwhile plenty of people are so used to going with lack of sleep they are causing themselves low level brain damage. Thatcher was one of the later.

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Beth wrote: "It mentions in the book that people that can do well on less than five hours sleep make up only 6% of the population. Meanwhile plenty of people are so used to going with lack of sleep they are cau..."

I sure did wonder about Thatcher.

message 19: by O (new)

O I love this review. You articulated everything I was thinking perfectly.

message 20: by Silas (new)

Silas I swear about half the time I get to a goodreads page and it turns out you've already reviewed the book masterfully; in this case, I can only point at what you've said and go "yes, pretty much, and I've already changed my habits quite enthusiastically".

message 21: by VWFOP (new)

VWFOP I'm scared to read this now. I'll just go to sleep early from now on. Actually, I'll go to sleep right now.

message 22: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Your review made me laugh out loud while my boyfriend was sleeping.

message 23: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I just shaved a day off of his life because of you.

message 24: by Gayathri (new)

Gayathri Muralidharan I have always been a person who negected sleep and never stopped a second in my life to realize the repurcussions of the same. This book has been a great eye-opener and has changed my perspective towards sleep. Every line in the book has explained the science behind why we should sleep. Mr.Mathew has definitely done a great job in this field and i'm happy that my manager recommended this book to my team. All of us have started sleeping for 8 hours now!

message 25: by Mateo Shija (new)

Mateo Shija I read each page carefully , i even revisited some pages, i was scared sometimes, but it has been an eye opener . I do agree we are all different, but everyone need enough sleep. I need to sleep right now. GREAT BOOK. thanks Matthew

message 26: by Caroline (new)

Caroline "Basically, if you go on Twitter and think "why is everyone and everything so absolutely awful" it's probably related to society-wide chronic sleep deprivation that people don't even realise they have."

That's great food for thought.

This is already on my TBR, but I'm moving it up now.

message 27: by Leah (new)

Leah Calm down everybody and go take a nap!

message 28: by Peter (new)

Peter Wells This book has got me to give up caffeine and have regular sleep time. Also now get into work on time.

message 29: by Kristin (new)

Kristin Butler Totally napping regularly now!

message 30: by Heather Boggini (new)

Heather Boggini So...I’m afraid of this book. Afraid it’s going to tell me I’m screwed! But maybe I’ll learn a few tricks or new habits to get the quality sleep I desperately need. Ordering it now but still scared!

message 31: by Franco (new)

Franco Shelves: *horror*

message 32: by Mary Lou (new)

 Mary Lou I swear this is the best review ever written on the planet.

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