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  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams | Matthew Walker

    Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Matthew Walker
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    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.

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  • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams | Matthew Walker

    Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Matthew Walker
    • Narrated By John Sackville
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    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

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