The Punkt. Library is a selection of books that we have read and think are particularly interesting and relevant in this age of potential technical overload.
They’re all real books, with pages, cover and a spine: plenty of studies have shown that reading non-electronic texts is a much more effective way of accessing content.
The latest addition is neuroscientist Matthew Walker’s astonishing new book Why We Sleep. Highly readable, it presents hard-hitting new research on just how busy we are when we sleep, how many of us can get by on less than seven hours (really very few), and the permanent health costs of long-term sleep deprivation. [It also mentions the benefits of using a dedicated alarm clock rather than a smartphone…]
About the author:
Matthew Walker's fascination with sleep has taken him from Nottingham to Harvard and on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and Director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory. He has published over 100 scientific research studies during the course of his twenty-year career. Why We Sleep is his first book.