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Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
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it was amazing
bookshelves: z2018-author-male, author-male, health-and-fitness, non-fiction, read-in-2018

Squeezed by the vise grips of an electrified night and early-morning start times, bereft of twenty-four-hour thermal cycles, and with caffeine and alcohol surging through us in various quantities, many of us feel rightly exhausted and crave that which seems always elusive: a full, restful night of natural deep sleep.

This book is a fascinating look at the purpose and benefits of sleep, including the importance of different stages in the sleep cycle. The author describes the myriad of physical and mental health problems that can be caused by a lack of sleep, as well as the ways in which our modern lives contribute to a society wide sleep deficit.

The scientific content is well explained and injected with occasional humour, making this a very readable book. I have always been aware of the importance of sleep to my own personal wellbeing but this book backs up my intuitive sense of this with sound scientific reasoning and I will certainly continue to carefully guard my sleep opportunities!
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Reading Progress

October 19, 2017 – Shelved
October 19, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 11, 2018 – Started Reading
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January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: z2018-author-male
January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: author-male
January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: health-and-fitness
January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: non-fiction
January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
January 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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