Dr. Matthew Walker (@sleepdiplomat) is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California in Berkeley, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, and author of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” -Dr. Matthew Walker

What We Discuss with Matthew Walker:

  • Why you’re not lazy if you don’t happen to be a morning person (it’s genetic).
  • What it means when you always seem to wake up right before your alarm.
  • What’s going on in your dreams (lucid or otherwise) and what can you learn from them?
  • How to train yourself to go to sleep at the time that’s ideal for you.
  • Mistakes you’re making that keep you from getting optimal results at bedtime.
  • And much more…

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew WalkerWith only so many hours in the day to get things done, sleep often falls by the wayside as something we neglect in our workaholic society of endless hustle — with consequences more dire than most of us understand. So how do we optimize the sleep we get to maximize the effect of our wakeful hours and live longer, healthier lives?

In this episode we talk to Dr. Matthew Walker, scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California in Berkeley and author of international best-seller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. He’ll help us understand how to best harness the time we spend sleeping — whether we’re globetrotting entrepreneurs dealing with jet lag or nine-to-fivers in constant battle with our snooze alarms. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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