Health & Fitness

Matthew Walker: Science of Sleep Podcast episode

Kristen Sparrow • March 24, 2022

Good sleep for long life

I have reported on Walker’s work here.  For those who like to listen, rather than read a podcast with hose Shane Parrish from the Knowledge Project with Dr. Walker can be found here.

I learned that Walker is an advisor for the Oura ring which I discussed here.

Renowned sleep scientist Matthew Walker discusses everything you need to know about what a better night’s sleep can do for your life, and how to prioritize and perfect the way you sleep. Walker breaks down how to identify when you need more sleep, how to deal with insomnia, the best devices to track your sleep, and some unconventional sleep hygiene tips, including why it’s never a good idea to count sheep. Walker is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California-Berkeley, and is also the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He has published over 100 scientific research studies on the impact of sleep on human brain function, and he is the author of the 2017 book, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.