Why We Sleep 2022Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Written by a neuroscientist and director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, the author, Matthew Walker, PhD explores the purpose of slumber and its little acknowledged or understood crucial functions as related to mood, chronic disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. He explains how to harness the transformative power of adequate sleep and how to sleep better tonight.
The information was extremely detailed. I like that it covered every different aspect of sleep from types/stages, life cycle, dreaming, medications and disease states. No stone left unturned. – Stacy H. 5/31/22
I appreciated the discussion of new research on sleep habits. Very good book and home study. - 5/2020
I liked how much of the book was fascinating as it relates to health and how the test questions help retain this important knowledge to help others. - JT 1/2021
Level 1 & 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.3.8, 10.4.1
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Discuss the four functions of sleep and its contribution to human health.
2. Describe three negative effects of too little sleep.
3. Define the role of circadian rhythm to sleep.
4. Compare two key functions of NREM and REM sleep.
5. Identify four ways dreaming effects information processing.
6. Explain three ways how lack of sleep effects appetite.
7. List three chronic diseases that can become worse with lack of sleep.
Why we chose this book
This highly qualified practitioner has organized known biochemistry, researched disease processes, and extensive clinical experience into a highly readable and fascinating book on sleep and its functions as they contribute to health and quality of life.
About the author
Matthew Walker, PhD is a neuroscientist and director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab. He is highly respected and considered an expert in sleep studies. He has published over one hundred scientific studies.