Mathew Walker, a neuroscientist and Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging lab and Sleep scientist at Google makes a definitive case for Sleeping right and why you should care. In his 2018 much acclaimed book ‘Why We Sleep : Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams’ (Tomasz Tunguz lists it amongst his 10 favorite books in 2018) he presents facts and painstakingly covers multiple studies to offer a compelling case to pay attention and urgently fix your sleeping issues.
Latest research clearly shows that not getting enough sleep is dangerous. It causes your heart beat to accelerate, increases blood pressure, compromises your immune system. Minimal sleep deprivation impairs your ability to focus and can impact drivers and doctors alike.
His 12 point prescription : “ Stick to a sleep Schedule, Exercise ( 2 to 3 hours before sleep) AVOID – Caffeine and Nicotine – alcohol before bed. – large meals before bed – Medicines that delay / disrupt your sleep; No naps post 3pm; Relax before bed; Take a hot bath before sleeping; Ensure dark, cool and gadget free bedroom; Have sunlight exposure; Don’t lie in bed awake for more than 20 minutes.”
Link to book : https://amzn.to/2RztiJl