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Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams / First Scribner hardcover edition

Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams / First Scribner hardcover edition (Loan 8 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Walker, Matthew P.
Title Statement
Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams / Matthew Walker, PhD.
판사항
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,   c2017   (2018 printing).  
Physical Medium
viii, 360 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9781501144318 (hardcover) 1501144316 (hardcover) 9781501144325 (pbk.)
요약
"The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab--reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book"--
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Sleep. Sleep --Physiological aspects.
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300 ▼a viii, 360 p. : ▼b ill. ; ▼c 22 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ▼a "The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab--reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

Part 1. This thing called sleep
To sleep ...
Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin: losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm
Defining and generating sleep: time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952
Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain: who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much?
Part 2. Why should you sleep?
Your mother and Shakespeare knew: the benefits of sleep for the brain
Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records: sleep deprivation and the brain
Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life: sleep deprivation and the body
Part 3. How and why we dream
Routinely psychotic: REM-sleep dreaming
Dreaming as overnight therapy
Dream creativity and dream control
Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed
Things that go bump in the night: sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep
iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps: what''s stopping you from sleeping?
Hurting and helping your sleep: pills vs. therapy
Sleep and society: what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right
A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century
Conclusion: To sleep or not to sleep
Appendix: Twelve tips for healthy sleep.

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