Matt Walker

People spend a lot of their life asleep, but why? Matt Walker, a neuroscientist and director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science, explains what’s going on with sleep in his most recent book. He drives home just how important sleep is, and how few of us are getting enough good sleep. That affects not just cognitive health, but also everything from attractiveness to cancer risk. It’s an important read for anyone who sleeps—which is to say, everybody!