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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 07:29:57 AM »
Looking forward to this series of podcast interviews!

https://twitter.com/PeterAttiaMD/status/1100053607939039233
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 06:36:28 AM »
Podcast interview with the author on Kevin Rose's show:

https://www.kevinrose.com/single-post/matthew-walker

(great interview, I recommend you forward it to friends and family that you know won't read the book. The health implications of sleep that science has been uncovering lately as well as the tips to improve should definitely be more widely known)

A new one that came out today:

https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/matthew-walker
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 07:32:07 AM »
https://podcastnotes.org/2018/04/29/why-we-sleep/

This was excellent Liberty.  Thanks so much for posting. 
I would also highly recommend these notes (~10 minute read)

Liberty,

1.  Have you confirmed the sleep notes at all? 

2.  Do you subscribe to podcast notes and what do you think of the site?

thx,
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 07:39:15 AM »
https://podcastnotes.org/2018/04/29/why-we-sleep/

This was excellent Liberty.  Thanks so much for posting. 
I would also highly recommend these notes (~10 minute read)

Liberty,

1.  Have you confirmed the sleep notes at all? 

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean if I know the notes to be accurate? I've listened to the podcast but haven't read the notes, so I can't say. But if you meant something else, please let me know.

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2.  Do you subscribe to podcast notes and what do you think of the site?

I don't subscribe, I'm not sure where I found the site... Maybe just Googling for the podcast to post it here. Seems like a good resource.
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 08:17:02 PM »
https://podcastnotes.org/2018/04/29/why-we-sleep/

This was excellent Liberty.  Thanks so much for posting. 
I would also highly recommend these notes (~10 minute read)

Liberty,

1.  Have you confirmed the sleep notes at all? 

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean if I know the notes to be accurate? I've listened to the podcast but haven't read the notes, so I can't say. But if you meant something else, please let me know.

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2.  Do you subscribe to podcast notes and what do you think of the site?

I don't subscribe, I'm not sure where I found the site... Maybe just Googling for the podcast to post it here. Seems like a good resource.

Sorry, that was not clear.  I'll try again.

Is the sleep research on the podcast accurate with research studies?

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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 07:38:48 AM »
Sorry, that was not clear.  I'll try again.

Is the sleep research on the podcast accurate with research studies?

As far as I know, yes. Matthew Walker runs what seems to be one of the leading sleep labs:

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Matthew Paul Walker is a British scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.[2] His research focuses on the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He was previously a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He has published over 100 scientific research studies.

Walker is the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, which is located in UC Berkeley's Department of Psychology, in association with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center. The organization uses brain imaging methods (MRI, PET scanning), high-density sleep electroencephalography recordings, genomics, proteomics, autonomic physiology, brain stimulation, and cognitive testing to investigate the role of sleep in human health and disease. It researches Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, insomnia, cardiovascular disease, drug abuse, obesity and diabetes.
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 09:25:18 AM »
I've really been testing what's in this book in the past week. We've been sleep training our kid, and I'm the one who's been waking up between about 10 PM and 6 AM... Really hard to get into more complex reading and consolidate complex memories, which is why I've been watching videos of DeepMind AIs playing Starcraft II against pro-gamers* and reading lighter stuff today.

Sleep is probably the most underrated way to boost someone's investment performance (as well as general life performance).


*https://youtu.be/cUTMhmVh1qs
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 02:47:07 AM »

Sleep is probably the most underrated way to boost someone's investment performance (as well as general life performance).


I agree with this. I think part of the problem is that a lot of people think they know about the benefits of good sleep, so they discard a lot of the nuance and emphasis that someone like Walker tries to bring to the discussion. Also, it seems like it's hard to fully appreciate the effects from things that have small, regular costs but long-term, non-linear effects. Things like saving money, reading, diet/exercise and sleep all fall into this category in my view.
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Re: Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2019, 06:13:19 AM »
Sleep is probably the most underrated way to boost someone's investment performance (as well as general life performance).
I agree with this. I think part of the problem is that a lot of people think they know about the benefits of good sleep, so they discard a lot of the nuance and emphasis that someone like Walker tries to bring to the discussion. Also, it seems like it's hard to fully appreciate the effects from things that have small, regular costs but long-term, non-linear effects. Things like saving money, reading, diet/exercise and sleep all fall into this category in my view.
Likely because of evolutionary reasons, humans seem to be poorly wired to accept short-term pain in order to harvest long-term gain. One could use higher cognitive skills (slow thinking) to overcome this "natural" tendency. An alternative would be to realize that good sleep may even have short-term implications:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25772315
"Analyses revealed that longer sleep duration was related to greater next-day sexual desire (b = 0.32, P = 0.02), and that a 1-hour increase in sleep length corresponded to a 14% increase in odds of engaging in partnered sexual activity (odds ratio = 1.14, P < 0.05)."   :)