Sleep is your superpower
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body.
Dr. Matthew Walker shares why sleep is now more important than ever
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, renowned sleep scientist DR. MATTHEW WALKER was sought-out for a fascinating virtual conversation as part of TEDConnect on "Why sleep matters now more than ever." An in-depth one hour interview, in the conversation Walker shares wisdom and debunks myths, discussing the impact of sleep on mind and body -- from unleashing your creative powers to boosting your memory and immune health -- and details practices you can start (and stop) doing right now. The conversation builds on Walker's work and research from his New York Times bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, and his groundbreaking original TEDTalk, "Sleep is your superpower," which has over 3 million views. His MasterClass, "The Science of Better Sleep With Matthew Walker," was featured in Rolling Stone as one of the best online classes to take for personal development. In it, he shares the elements of sleep and how it affects your health. Walker's work and advice have been making headlines in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Inc., as people grapple with the stress and uncertainty of the coronavirus, and restless and sleepless nights have become all the more common. At engagements worldwide, Walker translates his work for every industry and audience, sharing the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Sought-out to speak everywhere from Google to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Walker's reviews include: "It was absolutely perfect! Matt is a delight to work with, and the audience loved, loved his presentation."
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Speaker Spotlight: Matthew Walker
A Sleep Scientist at Google, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at UC Berkeley, as well as the founder and director of the school's Center for Human Sleep Science, DR. MATTHEW WALKER is a celebrated sleep expert. The author of the New York Times bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, hailed as an "important and fascinating book" by Bill Gates, Dr. Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, obesity, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children; and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Dedicated to the communication of science, Dr. Walker has shed light on his groundbreaking research everywhere from Google to TED, where his talk "Sleep is your superpower" has over 3 million views. He discusses the impact of sleep on human health and disease in a way that is digestible for any audience and provides tangible takeaways on wellness and peak performance. With experience serving as Chief Scientist and scientific counsel for numerous technology companies, including Hello and Fitbit, Dr. Walker translates his work for any industry and audience. As the Cooper Companies raved after Dr. Walker's event, "It was absolutely perfect! Matt is a delight to work with, and the audience loved, loved his presentation."
Matthew Walker, Ph.D., is professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, and founder and director of the school’s Center for Human Sleep Science. Walker is the author of The New York Times and international bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, which was recently listed by Bill Gates as one of his top five books of the year. Matt Walker’s TED Talk, “Sleep is Your Superpower”, has garnered more than 17 million views. 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. In 2020, Walker was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Achievements. Walker’s research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He has been featured on numerous television and radio outlets, including CBS’ “60 Minutes,” National Geographic Channel, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC. He is also the host of the 5-star-rated podcast, The Matt Walker Podcast.