Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker, Phd.
A truly terrifying book about the long term health consequences of cutting your sleep short. Especially if, like me, you’re the parent of young children, who drinks coffee and alcohol.
Its all around a grim scene, increased risk of all cause morbidity, increase likelihood of alzheimer’s, increased likelihood of obesity. There’s basically no good news. While the book covers a lot of ground (why we sleep, why we dream sleep in children and adolescents, etc.) it was the warnings about consuming caffeine and alcohol (short answer – don’t) and the tips for high quality sleep (shut off the damn phone) that really resonated with me.
Time to cut back on the wine and coffee and shut the light off earlier – I want to live for a long time to come.
Recommended for the enthusiast.