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ISBN: 9781501144318
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: Matthew Walker, Phd

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.
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    NUR 860
    Aantal pagina's 368 pagina's
    Auteur Matthew Walker, Phd
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Gezondheid & Lichaam
    Category Gezondheidsproblemen
    Category Slapen & Slaapproblemen
    Druk 1
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Gezondheid & Lichaam><Gezondheidsproblemen><Slapen & Slaapproblemen>
    Illustraties Nee
    NUR code 860
    Subtitel Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams /]cmatthew Walker, PhD
    Taal Engels
    Thema Subject Code VFJV
    Uitgever Scribner Book Company
    Verschijningsdatum oktober 2017
  • label Onderwerpen