Books about Sleep recommended by friends and colleagues

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MarkHanson +0 points · 7 months ago

I am retired and partially fill my time with on-line courses. One thread I focus on is Learning. Another of course is SLEEP!!! Here is a recommendation from someone who was on one of my favorite MOOCS, Barbara Oakley.

*Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams * By Matthew Walker, PhD

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams is one of the most important books we have ever read. If you read one book to help you with your learning (and life) this year, we think it should be Why We Sleep.

It seems that every question we’ve ever wondered about related to sleep is covered by author Matthew Walker’s masterful discussion of sleep. Walker is the Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, so he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to snoozing. Yet Walker is also a masterful writer, full of witty, insightful metaphors that give an in-depth understanding of how and why we need to sleep. We’d always known that sleep was a vital part of learning–Walker’s book tells why sleep is so important. Walker shares sleep-related insights by the dozen along the way, such as why sleeping pills are much less innocuous than you think, tips and tricks to falling asleep more quickly, and why a tiny percentage of the population needs only 4 hours or so of sleep a night–(and why you’re probably not one of those people). Do not miss this book. (Audio version here.) [Hat tip, super-MOOCer Ronny De Winter.]

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MarkHanson +0 points · 7 months ago

Another book recommended by a colleague is The Peril of Sleep Apnea - An Undiagnosed Epidemic by Burton Abram

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MarkHanson +0 points · 7 months ago

And another also recommended by a colleague is Deadly Sleep ... Is your Sleep Killing You by Mack D. Jones MD

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