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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
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11 Reddit comments about Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams:

u/appogiatura · 44 pointsr/nfl

I'm reading the book "Why We Sleep" and it's seriously scary how important sleep is yet how little people get, and how socially acceptable that is.

Thankfully, it's been the catalyst for me going to bed earlier and making sure to get 8 hours minimum, and I'm feeling pretty good.

u/seriouslyneedaname · 7 pointsr/BedBros

They actually aren't, and instead those parts of the brain that make you "You" are actually VERY active and doing their job.

I read a book called "Why We Sleep" (highly recommended!) and in part of it the author talked about dreaming, and it was so enlightening! If I remember this correctly, the first part of sleep when you have no dreams, is where your body is repairing itself and your brain is committing to memory things that you learned that day. The dreaming part is your brain connecting things you learned today with things you already knew in the past, which to me seems so cool and which must be why even when my dreams make no sense, I can often pick out mundane stuff I encountered the day prior.

It may help to try to frame sleeping and dreaming as biochemical processes, not existential or spiritual ones. Reading more about sleep might also help you to consider it in a more detached manner, and hopefully make it less stressful. I wish you best of luck!

u/A_box_of_monkeys · 4 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

Naps are not an efficient substitute to lost sleep during the night. They are a great supplement to proper sleep though.

Check out the JRE with Matthew Walker or just Matthew Walkers book , "Why We Sleep"

u/emmaanywhere · 3 pointsr/news

This isn't actually true; there's a pretty equitable distribution across human populations of early sleepers and late sleepers, for reasons that would have been very advantageous to group survival when we were all sleeping in a cave or field surrounded by potential predators. But in the contemporary world, folks with delayed phase sleep suffer a slew of health disorders because they're forced to conform to early sleeper patterns. (If you're interested, this is explained in a great recent book by a doctor who specializes in sleep research.)

u/LiberateMainSt · 3 pointsr/getdisciplined

A therapist with experience in CBT-I can help you. CBT-I is the most effective treatment for sleep disorders, even compared to pills. Avoid pills: they don't put you into restful sleep; they just knock you out. Check out Why We Sleep to learn a lot more about sleep, sleep disorders, and what you can do.

u/Rtalbert235 · 1 pointr/productivity

I think this answer is different for people of different ages and states of physical health, but I know for myself -- a 49-year old male -- sleep comes first. If I try to sacrifice sleep to have more time for work, I end up being not as alert or attentive as I normally would and my brain just doesn't function as well, so the time gained by sacrificing sleep is just wasted, and I would have gotten more done (and made fewer mistakes doing it) if I'd slept more.

There is a lot of good science that shows if you are sleep deprived, basically everything about your physical and mental health goes down the tubes very rapidly. I highly recommend the book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker which goes into terrifying detail about the importance of getting at least 6 hours of sleep each night.

That said, it's also not the case that the more sleep you get, the better you function. Some people (like my 16-year old daughter) want to sleep all the time and it doesn't make them more productive. So while 6 hours seems to be the baseline, anything beyond that I think you have to find the balance that works for you.

u/beingisdoing · 1 pointr/findapath

I've heard that vitamin D suppresses the secretion of melatonin for a few hours and therefore should be consumed during the day, preferably when the sun is out. So don't take it at night, or past daylight tbh. And also make sure you are taking co-factors along with it, like K2, B vitamins, etc. Read up on it. And vitamin D is absolutely linked to sleep from what I've read (see here). And it should be D3 not D2.

I've also read that sleep aids usually sedate you but don't actually help you sleep sleep.

Have you tried cutting out caffeine completely?

Anyway, I recommend you read, if you haven't already, the following:

  • Sleep Smarter
  • Sleep: A Very Short Introduction
  • Why We Sleep

    Also, idk how much sleep is affecting your lifestyle, but I've heard of programs where you work for the national park service for several months, like 5-6 months. You sleep and work in the wilderness with no electronics etc. I've always been tempted by the adjustment that might make in my life.
u/readitmeow · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I think current research shows melatonin has little effect unless you're jetlagged and need to normalize your schedule. Heard it on Joe rogan podcast with Matthew Walker,

a scientist dedicated to studying sleep who wrote why we sleep

u/liquidaper · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Or encourage them to get to bed earlier. If you are sleeping through alarm clocks, it is usually due to you not getting enough sleep overall. Source -