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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 612.821
Author: Walker, Matthew P.
Title: Why we sleep
Remainder of title: unlocking the power of sleep and dreams /
Summary, etc. note: "The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--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. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. 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 we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches 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 mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing 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; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781501144318 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number: 1501144316 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number: 9781501144325 (trade paper)
International Standard Book Number: 1501144324 (trade paper)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781501144332 (ebook)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: QP425
Item number: .W44 2017
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 612.8/21
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: HEA043000
Classification number: SCI036000
Classification number: PSY036000
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Matthew Walker, PhD.
Edition statement: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Scribner
Date of publication: 2017
: New York :
: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,
: [2017]
: ?2017
Extent: viii, 360 pages :
Other physical details: illustrations ;
Dimensions: 24 cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 1/5/2018
Purchase price: 27.00
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: Sleep.
Subject: Sleep
Subject: HEALTH & FITNESS / Sleep & Sleep Disorders.
Subject: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Subject: PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health.
General subdivision: Physiological aspects.
Main entry heading: Walker, Matthew P., author.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Scribner, 2017
Display text: Online version:
Title: Why we sleep
Record control number: (DLC) 2017039705
International Standard Book Number: 9781501144332
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: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: rl11 2017-08-17 (rev)
: xn15 2017-12-12 1 copy rec'd., to CIP ver.
: rl12 2017-08-10
: rl09 2017-12-21 ; to CALM
: rl12 2017-08-10 ONIX to Dewey
: xm08 2017-08-18 (telework)

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