Berkeley Neuroscientist Matthew Walker Explains 'Why We Sleep'

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UC Berkeley Professor Matthew Walker is the author of “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.”

UC Berkeley Professor Matthew Walker has consulted for the NBA, the NFL and Pixar — all on sleep. Sleep can impact everything from food cravings to the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Yet human beings are the only species that “deprive themselves of sleep for no sound reason,” Walker says. Walker joins us to talk about the impact of sleep deprivation, how to improve your sleep cycle and his new book “Why We Sleep.”

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Matthew Walker, professor of psychology and neuroscience, UC Berkeley; author, "Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams"

 

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