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Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams
Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams
Walker, Matthew P.2018
Audiobooks
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in 21st-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. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life, eating, drinking and reproducing, the purpose of sleep remained elusive. Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores 20 years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence.
Main title:
Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams / Matthew Walker ; read by John Sackville.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Imprint:
Tullamarine, Victoria : Bolinda Audio, [2018]℗2017.
Collation:
12 audio discs (CD) (13 hr., 33 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Performers:
Read by John Sackville.
ISBN:
9780141989075
Dewey class:
612.821
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAudio Book CDACD 612.821 WILOnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020
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