Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

February 16, 2022

We need to sleep. But really.

Seems pretty obvious that human beings need sleep, but I was still surprised by how much we need it and the many things that sleep does for us. And conversely, the astonishing number of ways a lack of sleep can be detrimental.

Interesting, tempered exposition from a scientist, though I expected the practical advice and wasn’t prepared for the urgent and compelling argument that we have a modern sleep crisis we need to take seriously as a species.

You might say it was a wake-up call for sleep.

But seriously, worth a read.