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Liberty:
https://www.amazon.ca/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

I'm 50% through the audiobook of 'Why We Sleep' (Matthew Walker, director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep & Neuroimaging Lab). It makes a pretty convincing case for the multi-faceted powers of sleep. I came in thinking it was *really* important, but it's even more important than that. Huge demonstrated effects on physical performance, mental performance, health & diseases of aging, mood/happiness, memory, etc.

Kind of obvious when said like that, but as I said, I also would've said this was all obvious, but it's more matter of degrees than anything else, and learning about the science has recalibrated my views and - hopefully - it helps me make sleep a higher priority in my life.

Cigarbutt:
The value of rest appears to be underestimated.
On a related note, in sports science, you may appreciate the concept of supercompensation that can only happen after an adequate amount of rest, regeneration and recovery.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercompensation
http://skitrax.com/supercompensation-what-is-it-good-for/

The best time for a competition or an investment decision is after a good night's sleep.
In the building on previous work domain, I think Newton called this phenomenon standing on the shoulders of Giants.

rawraw:
My life revolves around sleep. No artificial lights, no alarm clocks, weighted blankets, you name it I've tried it.   When I had a Nest thermostat, I even varied the temperature through the night to maximize the temperature effect on the sleep cycle. I haven't used an alarm clock in five years but wake up between 3 AM to 5 AM every morning perfectly rested.

And Matthew Walker's interview with Joe Rogan made me scared I wasn't sleeping enough - and I get a full night's sleep every night!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwaWilO_Pig

Liberty:

--- Quote from: rawraw on October 22, 2018, 01:43:07 PM ---My life revolves around sleep. No artificial lights, no alarm clocks, weighted blankets, you name it I've tried it.   When I had a Nest thermostat, I even varied the temperature through the night to maximize the temperature effect on the sleep cycle. I haven't used an alarm clock in five years but wake up between 3 AM to 5 AM every morning perfectly rested.

And Matthew Walker's interview with Joe Rogan made me scared I wasn't sleeping enough - and I get a full night's sleep every night!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwaWilO_Pig

--- End quote ---

At what time do you usually fall asleep?

DCG:
With 3 kids ranging from 1-7, sleep is at a premium in my house.

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