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Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams / Matthew Walker.

Walker, Matthew P., (author.). West, Steve (Actor), (narrator.).


Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781508254386
  • ISBN: 1508254389
  • ISBN: 9781508279310
  • ISBN: 1508279314
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (14 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Includes PDF.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. This thing called sleep -- To sleep ... -- Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin: losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm -- Defining and generating sleep: time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952 -- Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain: who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much? -- Part 2. Why should you sleep? -- Your mother and Shakespeare knew: the benefits of sleep for the brain -- Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records: sleep deprivation and the brain -- Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life: sleep deprivation and the body -- Part 3. How and why we dream -- Routinely psychotic: REM-sleep dreaming -- Dreaming as overnight therapy -- Dream creativity and dream control -- Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed -- Things that go bump in the night:" sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep -- iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps: what's stopping you from sleeping? -- Hurting and helping your sleep: pills vs. therapy -- Sleep and society: what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right -- A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion: To sleep or not to sleep -- Appendix: Twelve tips for healthy sleep.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Steve West.
Subject: Sleep.
Sleep > Physiological aspects.
Sommeil > Aspect physiologique.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Sleep & Sleep Disorders.
SCIENCE > Life Sciences > Human Anatomy & Physiology.
PSYCHOLOGY > Mental Health.
Sleep > Physiological aspects.
Genre: Compact discs.
Compact discs.
Livres audio.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Homer Public Library CD 612.8 WAL (Text) 000125483 Display -- Lit Lineup Available -

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