Why We Sleep

Dr Matthew Walker

Sleep is Your Superpower

One of the world's leading researchers on the ever changing landscape of sleep science, Matt Walker is determined to share his knowledge with the world to help everyone to sleep better. 

Check out the self proclaimed Sleep Ambassador in this TED talk. 

Book: Why We Sleep

Released in 2017 by Dr Matthew Walker, this book gives an incredible overview of the research on sleep and dreaming, including why we need sleep, what happens when we don't get enough sleep and how science is working to help people to get more. 

It's a bit heavy on the science, but Jess was in raptures reading this, and it formed the basis of the new treatment program she wrote for work. If you already have some anxiety about sleep, this could be a little scary, but if you love science and research and understanding they why like we do, give it a go. 

The Drive

Podcast: by Peter Attia, M.D.

In a three part interview, Peter Attia interviews Matthew Walker to discuss his emerging research in the dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer's risk, mental health, memory consolidation and more. 

Click on the button to link to The Drive or download on your podcast platform of choice. Look for episodes 47-49.

Found My Fitness

Podcast: by Rhonda Patrick, M.D.

In a different interview with Matthew Walker, Rhonda Patrick talks about sleep for enhanced learning, creativity, immunity and the glymphatic system. 

Click on the buttons to either check out the Found My Fitness website or go straight to iTunes for the podcast.

Jeff Iliff

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

Nerd Alert: Here we have Jeff Iliff talking about the recent discoveries of the brains' cleaning system, called the Glymphatic System. A function that may prevent Alzheimer's Disease, and only operates during Non-REM sleep.

Jess finds it fascinating, Dr Al, not so much. 

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