These are the finest quotes from Matthew Walker’s book Why We Sleep. This book is a must-read for anybody interested in learning more about the importance and benefits of sleep. It will provide you some very essential recommendations that are highly practical and relevant if you are having trouble sleeping. We’ve included a few quotations and highlights from the book in this post to give you an outline of the book.

Matthew Walker, a neuroscientist and sleep specialist, takes a groundbreaking look at sleep, investigating how it impacts every part of our physical and mental health. In this book, Walker shared his decades of research on Sleep and came up with very helpful scientific insights. This helps us understand the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep can impact every aspect of life and body. The author also offers practical advice on how to obtain a better night’s sleep every night.

Best Quotes from the book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

When sleep is abundant, minds flourish. When it is deficient, they don’t.

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The physical and mental impairments caused by one night of bad sleep dwarf those caused by an equivalent absence of food or exercise.

After all, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.

Humans need more than seven hours of sleep each night to maintain cognitive performance.

Practice does not make perfect, It is a practice followed by a night of sleep, that leads to perfection.

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Inadequate sleep is the perfect recipe for obesity.

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.

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Sleep is not the absence of wakefulness. It is far more than that.

our lack of sleep is a slow form of self-euthanasia.

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sleep is “the chief nourisher in life’s feast.

Naps as short as twenty-six minutes in length still offered a 34 percent improvement in task performance and more than a 50 percent increase in overall alertness.

Caffeine is not a food supplement. Rather, caffeine is the most widely used (and abused) psychoactive stimulant in the world.

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Universal parental wisdom knows that bad sleep the night before leads to a bad mood and emotional reactivity the next day.

People consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol in the afternoon and/or evening are thus depriving themselves of dream sleep.

To sleep, perchance to heal.

Not only does sleep maintain those memories you have successfully learned before bed. But it will even salvage those that appeared to have been lost soon after learning.

Driving drunk or driving drowsy were both dangerous, and equally dangerous.

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Insufficient sleep robs most nations of more than 2 percent of their GDP—amounting to the entire cost of each country’s military.

Artificial light in modern societies thus tricks us into believing night is still day and does so using a physiological lie.

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