Why We Sleep was a book I picked up after several recommendations from friends and co-workers. It makes a case for why we should prioritize sleep health and prompted me to change some of my habits to get a little more sleep.
My main takeaway is that sleep is incredibly important. Poor sleep makes us dumber, sicker and less happy. There’s a correlation between lack of sleep and cancer, Alzheimer’s and traffic accidents. All of those are things I’d like to avoid.
Unfortunately, since the books publishing, much of the cited evidence has been disputed. Take the book with a grain of salt.