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message 1: by Tõnu (new)

Tõnu Vahtra Great book on the importance of sleep and how to maximize sleep quality.


message 2: by André (new)

André I love how Bill is able to recognize his mistakes and improve himself, in this case explaining how his all-nighters in the early Microsoft era weren’t that productive.


message 3: by Cheran (new)

Cheran Elansezhian I am happy that you have read this book and shared it to rest of the world.

A mind blowing and fascinating book about sleep which I believe 21st century is in need of it more than ever before.


message 4: by Patrick Naidoo (new)

Patrick Naidoo Dear Mr Gates,
I would just simply like to thank you for helping to change the world for the better. By setting up organizations you are helping to put the world on track to become a better place. Your work is amazing and please keep this going. Thank you very much.

Patrick Naidoo, Australia


message 5: by Jarrod (new)

Jarrod Yeah but have you read Recursion?


message 6: by Walace (new)

Walace What a great review Gates. I'm interested in this topic for a long time. I feel confident right now to dive into this amazing book


message 7: by Sean (new)

Sean stayed up all last night reading it.lmfao


message 8: by Marco (new)

Marco "In an effort to wake us all up to the harm of sleeping too little, he sometimes reports as fact what science has not yet clearly demonstrated." Exactly what held me back from giving the book a 5-star rating...interesting and well build documentations about how sleep deprivation affects, directly and indirectly, so many aspects of well being and brain/body are well always presented, but then there is a certain bias in making all this evidence converge towards the same answer.
Surely sleep deprivation is likely to have a role in anything involving the core body functioning etc, however sometimes the book ends up giving the false overall idea that is the only and main factor at play. Which of course is partial and in some cases not scientifically demonstrated.
None the less Why We Sleep remain one of this year (or well next year I guess) must-read, because his little possible flaws do not undermine the overall value of a book, and its effort to place our common relation with sleep in general in a new and more aware perspective. For sure there are too many wrong aspects in how we relate to this vital body function.


message 9: by Sijin (new)

Sijin Stephen thank you for recommending this book. It literally saved my brain and body. Never took sleep seriously.


message 10: by Arjun.A (new)

Arjun.A I agree with Matthew Walker.


message 11: by Sean (new)

Sean ya me too. finished the book last night....... at 12am


message 12: by matthew (new)

matthew hi


message 13: by Aminoddin (new)

Aminoddin Domado
I don't necessarily buy into all of Walker's reporting, such as the strong link he claims between not getting enough sleep and developing Alzheimer's


Isn't it because a protein toxin called "beta-amyloid" is flushed in our brain while sleeping? Thus, lack of sleep causes build up. There are studies about this.


message 14: by Jasurbek (new)

Jasurbek Very good book


message 15: by Arjun (new)

Arjun Mahadevan 💯


message 16: by Chandler (new)

Chandler Santos Interesting might just have to read this


message 17: by Mahidhara (new)

Mahidhara Davangere Thank you Bill Gates for recommending this book this new year.


message 18: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X Mediterranean working hours evolved because of the climate. Businesses traditionally closed at noon or 1 pm and re-opened 4 hours later. People then pigged out on huge lunches and had to sleep them off in the heat of the day. I don't know any companies in the US (or Caribbean where I am) that would allow that.


message 19: by Beverly (new)

Beverly I Appreciate you Sharing your thoughts. I am a big fan of yours I have always felt different from any one I know. Because I am so much smarter than them of course I would never say that to them. I feel as if I am watching a movie go by.I am on the side lines watching the movie. Thank you Sincerely Beverly Lang


message 20: by Wojciech (new)

Wojciech I've read this book based on your recommendation and I believe it to be immensely beneficial. Thank you.


message 21: by raghav (new)

raghav  R I picked this up thanks to you and reaffirms my love for sleep <3 Thanks!


message 22: by Juan (new)

Juan Alfonso First review I read in this platform. So cool! Thank you so much for taking the time to review it for us. I’m definitely going to read it!


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