Discussions on book: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
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Publisher: Scribner
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ISBN-10: 1501144316
ISBN-13: 978-1501144318
Pages: 368
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
I respect bravery of this author, in one book he pissed off: coffee industry, pharma (pills for insomnia)…
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at 10am on 11/4/2018

I respect bravery of this author, in one book he pissed off: coffee industry, pharma (pills for insomnia) and academia (on the topic of free academic speech). And in overall, the book is amazing.

The author provides a solid advice on how to improve sleep. I was surprised when started asking people…
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at 9am on 6/18/2018

The author provides a solid advice on how to improve sleep. I was surprised when started asking people around how well they sleep and discovered that so many people have issues with sleep, some are only able to sleep few hours per day and are suffering due to their health deterioration. I no longer trust people saying they sleep only few hours per day because they want to be more productive and that they thrive as a result.

The author suggested a different approach to scheduling courses for students, so they could have a more…
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at 11am on 11/4/2018

The author suggested a different approach to scheduling courses for students, so they could have a more balanced life during their study. The idea was basically to spread exams and tests evenly through a semester, to avoid flushing them all at once, on multiple subjects, on a poor student by the end of the semester.

As a result of the proposed approach, the students would not be losing their brain abilities due to sleepless nights at the end of semester.

However the idea meant that professors would need to accommodate their courses better for students, and make more effort on their part. Harvard didn't like this proposed shift and banned the author from its publications, effectively showing how the inertia of today's academia works.

Another case of such inertia is described in the book Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, where the same institution tried to fire, and then marginalize when he fought back with a law suit, the scientist who came up with an unconventional concept different from the mainstream view established at the university.

Suprachiasmatic nucleus - internal clock in brain, region responsible for controlling circadian rhythms…
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at 10pm on 2/6/2018

Suprachiasmatic nucleus - internal clock in brain, region responsible for controlling circadian rhythms.

Circadian rhythms regulate body temperature, wakefulness and sleep around 24 hours every day.

Different people have different rhythm cycles.

Truly one of the best and most useful books I've ever read. The author is a great researcher who brings…
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at 9pm on 12/5/2017

Truly one of the best and most useful books I've ever read. The author is a great researcher who brings real value to the society by his work. The only thing I disliked was his references from time to time to the assumed natural evolution "from primitive sea organisms to human" as he seems to be a fan of Darwin :-) But even this didn't spoil the perfectly laid out material - useful throughout the book.

The author is a great researcher and writer. He comprehensively describes what sleep is and why it's so…
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at 9pm on 12/5/2017

The author is a great researcher and writer. He comprehensively describes what sleep is and why it's so invaluable.

The book reviews a lot of aspects of sleep, for example influence of alcohol and coffee on sleep (both are bad for sleep and consequently for health).

The author provides a solid argument against using sleeping pills that cause addiction, impact the quality of sleep, deteriorate health and act as an "eraser" of learned information.

Both alcohol and sleeping pills are considered sedatives.

I suspected it about coffee It gets removed from the body in 10 hours, while disrupting sleep-awake…
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at 10pm on 6/17/2018

I suspected it about coffee frown It gets removed from the body in 10 hours, while disrupting sleep-awake processes during that time. Funny example with a spider not able to make a good net under influence of caffeine, performing worse even compared with other stimulants ... All psychoactive stimulants have their flip side unfortunately ...