Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

New York Times Bestseller! Author has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nova, BBC News, and NPR’s Science Friday. 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.

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Book Only (1720)
10 CE Paper Test Only (1721)
20 CE Paper Test Only (1722)
10 CE Book & Paper Test (1723)
20 CE Book & Paper Test (1724)
10 CE Online Test Only (W1721)
20 CE Online Test Only (W1722)
10 CE Book & Online Test (W1723)
20 CE Book & Online Test (W1724)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (1120) Time and stress management, life balance
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (4090) Health behaviors: smoking cessation, stress management
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5190) Diabetes mellitus
  • (5320) Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5460) Self-care management

Course Objectives

Level 1 & 2 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.1.8, 8.1.2

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.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
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.