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guiambros · 2018-09-15 · Original thread
"Why We Sleep", by Matthew Walker [1]. I've read a lot about sleep over the years, but I still found it fascinating and comprehensive.

I've mentioned the book on several other thread [2], so there's plenty of opinions there if you're interested in knowing more.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17606274

skadamat · 2018-07-29 · Original thread
Every single person here, if your serious about diving into the science of sleep, should read Matthew Walker's book: Why We Sleep: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

His interview on Joe Rogan is a good summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwaWilO_Pig

He covers everything from why we sleep (obv), naps, melatonin, etc. I've just finished it and really enjoyed it.

rmcpherson · 2018-07-18 · Original thread
It does get better with age in that your circadian rhythm will shift as you get older. It's a crime that we force adolescents to wake up far earlier than they are biologically wired to just so their parents can get to their jobs. According to Matthew Walker (Berkeley professor and sleep researcher), waking up at 7 is equivalent to an adult waking up at 5. Highly recommend his book on sleep. It's incredible, the best non-fiction I've read in the last couple years. https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...
Styrke · 2018-06-12 · Original thread
I would recommend reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker instead. [0]

The Promise of Sleep is an okay book, but it is almost 20 years old now and it shows.

I have read both books and it is remarkable how much more we learned in the time between them.

[0]: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

This was also discussed in a good book about sleep I read a few weeks ago: Why we sleep https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...
And if you want to learn more about why its important to sleep, you should read the book "why we sleep" https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501... which is where I found this list.
I am more than half way through the book "Why we sleep?" by Matthew Walker and it is not a surprise to me that misalignment of circadian rhythm with class schedules results in poor grades. The book goes into great detail on the importance of getting eight hours of sleep on a regular schedule. Getting less than eight hours of sleep is tied to every imaginable disease and poor memory. I highly recommend reading the book.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

dota_fanatic · 2018-03-23 · Original thread
~8.5 hours.

Most of my life I did the typical not getting enough sleep and then binging on the weekend, which doesn't work well at all. Since reading "Why We Sleep"[0] though, I've changed my lifestyle to prioritize getting quality sleep every single night. That book was pretty eye-opening in obliterating a lot of myths I believed about sleep and then teaching my how complex and important it is, indeed it is just as important as waking time if not more. The idea that time spent asleep is "wasted time" is now absurd to me, as so many bad things happen when you short sleep.

Since getting quality sleep regularly it's been like unlocking a superpower: retaining more information, better progress with strength training and skill-based hobbies, more solid emotional balance and way more motivation / inspiration at work.

Can't recommend that book enough.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

krausejj · 2018-01-04 · Original thread
https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501... is a fantastic new book on the subject, if you're interested in going deeper
SuoDuanDao · 2018-01-01 · Original thread
Interesting. Have you found a difference in your sleep patterns since getting the treatment? One anecdote I've heard is that people on the spectrum have difficulty entering REM sleep[1]. Since REM sleep is partially initiated by eye movement, it makes sense that forehead and sinus shape could impact it.

[1]https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501...

spjwebster · 2017-12-29 · Original thread
I can highly recommend the book - Why We Sleep - mentioned at the top of the video. It goes into quite some depth on the reasons for and mechanics of sleep in a way I found approachable for someone with only a layman's understanding of chemistry:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501144316

View this Book on Amazon