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Book Review: Why We Sleep | Ep 70

Dr. Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. 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 it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including 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 creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshaling his 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, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. ~ Links, Resources & Show Notes: http://www.thesocialchameleon.show/Why-We-Sleep ~~~ Giveaways at: http://www.thesocialchameleon.show/pickme Call: (480) 525-5258 Email: info@thesocialchameleon.show Connect With Us: Facebook: https://fb.me/SocialChameleonShow Instagram: https://instagram.com/socialchameleonshow  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SocialChamShow Subscribe: YouTube: http://bit.ly/SCS-Subscribe Apple Podcast:https://apple.co/2L8hl6R Google Podcast: http://bit.ly/SCS-Google-Podcast Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KYJ0GF Stitcher: https://bit.ly/SCS-Stitcher More Apps Here http://thesocialchameleon.show/podcast #SocialChameleonShow #BookReview #WhyWeSleep #Sleep #SleepQuality #SleepQuantity --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/social-chameleon-show/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/social-chameleon-show/support

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