Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Mathew Walker

An excellent book on the science of sleep!
After a week in this book, I finally found science-based answers for a bunch of questions regarding the activity I have spent a third of my life doing it every day.

Speaking the truth, I used to like the incomprehensible aspects of sleeping, dreaming, hallucinating, narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep-walking, sleep-eating, sleep-talking, sleep-homicide, etc. because I could never examine the sleep myself. I made an unproven theory by myself that sleeping is when all six senses are terminated and our normally-weak sense of time takes place, and dreaming is another dimension (the fourth dimension) we access only by this acute sense of time while we sleep. Well... unfortunately/ apparently I barely hit any correct points with my self-designated theory. But I am happy because I learnt so much from this book which answers most of my questions and doubts.

The danger of sleep loss and sleep deprivation is conveyed in detail. The content is very logical, persuasive and understandably for anyone without neuroscience-knowledge (like me). I can feel Mathew’s passion for sleep through his sharp (yet very logical) arguments with the systematically unscientific rules within businesses, education systems, and governments that are pushing generations of people into deleterious effects of sleep deprivation.

Spring 2020

February 29, 2020, 3:00:00 PM




Why We Sleep