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The World’s No.1 Sleep Expert: The 6 Sleep Hacks You NEED! - Matthew Walker | E228 

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Dr Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a public intellectual focused on the subject of sleep. As an academic, Walker has focused on the impact of sleep on human health.
Topics:
0:00 Intro
02:25 Why is your work so important?
05:15 Work and research life
10:07 Why do we sleep?
18:14 Chronotypes/sleep deprivation
24:42 Will sleep get worse as we go on through life and society as we know it?
30:44 How many of us are getting the right amount of sleep?
34:43 Redesigning society to get better sleep
48:57 Napping
56:16 Caffeine
01:09:51 Ads
01:10:51 Sleep medication
01:14:02 CBT for sleep
01:16:16 What to do when you're struggling with sleep
01:19:23 Listening to something before bed
01:26:06 Can you make up for lost sleep on the weekend?
01:30:47 Sleep deprivation consequences
01:37:45 Actionable things to improve your sleep
01:42:06 Being on my phone before sleep
01:47:18 Sleep & weight lose
01:54:53 Dreams
01:59:25 The last guest’s question
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The Diary Of A CEO
The Diary Of A CEO 3 meses atrás
Thanks you all for watching! If you like these expert episodes please vote by hitting the like button on the video!! Helps us gauge what you guys like :) thanks - Steven x
Tim Jacks
Tim Jacks 3 meses atrás
We have your back 💪🏻
TMercan31
TMercan31 3 meses atrás
Hey! You are at 1.5M subs! 👏👏👏 Congrats
Alex Darko
Alex Darko 3 meses atrás
Great Job Steven, will do. Will check this one out tonight
Dianne Raymont
Dianne Raymont 3 meses atrás
As a Lifestyle Medicine Physician - who has also personally suffered with sleep disturbance from long-term hospitalisation and injury ( hospitals are the worst for health - that is a presentation in itself !). The importance of good sleep practices cannot be overemphasized - it is linked with every aspect of health, well-being and balance - thank you.😊
Erwin S
Erwin S 2 meses atrás
1. regularity - go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time 2. darkness - in the last hour before bed dim down the lights around the house 3. temperature - 65-68°F 4. walk it out - don't lie in bed too long if you can't sleep 5. limit your caffeine 6. limit your alcohol
Charlz Will
Charlz Will 2 meses atrás
I appreciate you
جيمرز أكادمي
Thanks❤️❤️
Victor Yatall
Victor Yatall 2 meses atrás
Yeah people are awake because of electricity. Otherwise most everyone’s pattern would be sleep at dusk and rise at dawn like it should be. People need to be literally sleeping by 10pm to 2 am or they don’t heal properly. Those are the reparative hours the human body requires. Also you have an inability to lose weight when you don’t sleep at healthful hours.
MS MW
MS MW 2 meses atrás
Thank u! I needed this info quickly, and your post helped!
Verve MDP
Verve MDP 2 meses atrás
Nice, thanks ❤
sinatra187
sinatra187 2 meses atrás
Steven's ability to ask the right question and let the guest freely express their thoughts without interruption is so underrated.
Yanay TV
Yanay TV 2 meses atrás
He’s such a good listener! 🙌
ThePeoplesUpdates
ThePeoplesUpdates 2 meses atrás
Exactly that’s why it’s hard for me to watch joe Rogan because he always wants to interrupt every damn time
Joe Valentin
Joe Valentin Mês atrás
No I don't feel he is asking the most important question about sleep.
Luke Saville
Luke Saville Mês atrás
I don't think it's underrated at all. It's accurately rated as very compelling, hence why he can attract high calibre guests and retain a large audience over a variety of subject matter.
Prolific
Prolific Mês atrás
This guy is an excellent interviewer. He actually lets people talk without interrupting.
Kim
Kim 2 meses atrás
What a lovely, humble, intelligent man, and so informed on the topic. But also, as a professor, so easy to listen to and understand. Thank you for devoting your time to such an important topic.
Amy
Amy 2 meses atrás
We are so lucky that Matthew Walker exists on this planet with us at this time. What a smart, articulate teacher he is. Thank you, Matthew! (And his book, WHY WE SLEEP, is one of the best I have ever read. I bought it for so many people after I read it.)
Jay Paul
Jay Paul 3 meses atrás
bro, the people you are interviewing and the subjects you're covering are really hitting the spot. you know what is on our minds and what is important
Florelda Willis-Barnes
Florelda Willis-Barnes 2 meses atrás
There is public health campaign on the British motor ways in relation to tiredness. Not the same, but av a connection.
Viv Todd
Viv Todd 2 meses atrás
Kate Bremen Same reason why ‘noise insulation’ in housing should be monitored (like Energy efficiency is).UK Government had chance to pass a drive on this, years ago BUT they chose to shelve the issue. I was struggling with sleep due to neighbours in a flat at the time.
pmbilain Humble
pmbilain Humble 2 meses atrás
This is so TRUE❗️
johanamo monyamore
johanamo monyamore 2 meses atrás
​@Viv Todd ❤
Tiffany Gayle
Tiffany Gayle 2 meses atrás
I'm way past "foothills of mid life".. Just began watching podcasts this year ( a little behind the times). Every time I hear a Dr or "just a PhD" poring out their hard earned knowledge I feel grateful and fortunate. Love his passion for his study.
Barry Minor
Barry Minor 2 meses atrás
SLEEP is the SWISS ARMY KNIFE of HEALth'
Daryl Steger
Daryl Steger 2 meses atrás
The was one of the most beneficial conversations/ teachings I have ever heard on the subject of sleep. I studied sleep at Brock University and have been working in sleep medicine for 25 years I am currently working at the University of Miami Sleep Center as a sleep tech and up until I listened to this discussion, I thought that I am sure I have heard it all. I was humbled to say the least. An absolutely fascinating discussion on sleep and adenosine, caffeine and how the body metabolizes caffeine and how caffein latches onto adenosine etc etc. Great stuff!
130rne
130rne 2 meses atrás
Pro tip - don't drink coffee until you've been up for about an hour and a half. It screws with the adenosine if drunk before you're fully awake. Get up, walk (movement), get sunlight. Wait an hour and a half. (An hour is still fine, just not quite as effective. You want to be fully awake) If you do this it should improve the afternoon crashes and post lunch naps. When I wait the full hour and a half, I don't get the coffee crash in the afternoon and also when I eat lunch, the food doesn't make me as drowsy. From Dr Andrew Huberman here on BRvid, another great resource.
Nata Speaks
Nata Speaks 28 dias atrás
Can we acknowledge for a second that Mr. Walker's voice itself is a cure ✨️
Jon Sealey
Jon Sealey 27 dias atrás
This is a really incredible pod cast. I now love this guy. Clearly very intelligent and well mannered. So much fabulous information presented. Sleep is clearly extremely important. a fantastic interview.
Val Silverlining
Val Silverlining 2 meses atrás
I started reading Matt’s book “Why We Sleep” a couple of years ago and it terrified me so much that I couldn’t read any more. But I think he has realised that he was frightening people, and in this interview he has redeemed himself. At 1 hour 38minutes he gives his tips for better sleep. I think I now know why I don’t sleep well, and what to do about it, in particular, what he says about dark, and about caffeine and alcohol. What a lovely person he is!
Chuck Lee Zodiac
Chuck Lee Zodiac 20 dias atrás
he has acknowledged the fearmongering aspects of his book in other interviews and has toned it down. luckily i sleep like a baby every night. i went the bed and everything...
Kate Brennan
Kate Brennan 3 meses atrás
Walker is an incredible communicator. So interesting and such clarity of thinking. He makes so many valid points. Governments should consider sleep an important part of a society's health status.
Blondefox69
Blondefox69 2 meses atrás
I am bipolar and sleep is crucial for me to stay out of the hospital.
Chrystal Bess Redding
Chrystal Bess Redding 2 meses atrás
Kate Brennan. I have been writing to my State Senator for the past four years about this. I have done some research and conversations at the public library near my job. Most parents agree that it's important to teach their children to sleep enough hours per night and have a nap sometime in the afternoon. Like a power nap per se. Perhaps, if the men and women in government made it a *must* or a *law* that children and teenagers who attend classes need to have at least thirty or forty minutes naps. It will help them, as Matthew Walter says, it will help the people remember most facts. But the discipline of sleep, exercise, etc should always start at home. I have seen the impact of power naps on my oldest niece; her grades went from Ds to Bs. I guess depends on each person's physiology. But it is a start.
Eddie
Eddie 2 meses atrás
Governments care about society’s health status?
Kay Hathaway
Kay Hathaway 2 meses atrás
Crystal, I agree with you. I think, also, that most behavior and anger issues with students is because they’re sleepy!
Chrystal Bess Redding
Chrystal Bess Redding 2 meses atrás
@Kay Hathaway Thank you. I have three nieces, two of them are teenagers, 14, and 12, and the youngest is 9. Mihaela, who is 12, I gave her and Millie 9, a nap time between homework assignments. They are always acting happy, goofy. The oldest, Isa, is always grumpy. Lol! So, in other words, I agree with you. Sometimes, lack of sleep or naps makes teens uneasy and lash out. She won't listen to me much! 😅 😅
My OpenMind
My OpenMind 2 meses atrás
Matthew gives the impression of being one of the most considered academics that I’ve come across in a long time. Really insightful talk balanced with a fair amount of humility and thoughtfulness. Really appreciate him giving this interview and hats off to the channel for the guests that they can attract and the questions you ask. Well done to all. 👏🏻 👏🏻
hiiiroobee
hiiiroobee 2 meses atrás
Thanks so much Steve for having Dr Matthew Walker on your podcast. He's so humble and well spoken I wish I have the privilege to attend his lecture. I learned so much about sleep that I didn't think I needed to know!! Watching this podcast inspired me to improve my sleep quality and hopefully can lead to longer longevity.
Lucy.charlottee
Lucy.charlottee 2 meses atrás
I've learnt so much about sleep, I love how Matthew speaks in a way that is so factual yet straightforward to understand! A very humble guy and I'll take a lot from this conversation, especially as I've struggled to sleep my whole life. This has just answered a lot of questions I've had. I really hope sleep does get taken more seriously. Loved this! x
Mojoyin Olarinde
Mojoyin Olarinde 3 dias atrás
The Diary of a CEO has taken over the world and will continue to spread the truth everywhere 👀 I really hope that people are listening to what is being shared... this is literal golddd
Karine Alourde
Karine Alourde 2 meses atrás
As a struggling insomniac, this has been my favorite episode!
Christina Maria
Christina Maria 3 meses atrás
As a mother to a 2 year old and a baby on the way, I can’t describe how awful it’s been not being able to sleep the amount I need to function. And it was really interesting to hear about the correlation between suicide and sleep, because when I was at my worst sleep deprivation between newborn and 6 months of life with my first, she would wake every 45 mins through the night, every night, I fantasised about suicide daily because I felt that sick that I used to think maybe if I was dead I’d be allowed to sleep and the torture would stop. I had terrible PPD and PPA, which just vanished within days as soon as I started getting some adequate sleep again. It’s truly horrific what parents go through and I think as a society here in the west (speaking as someone in the UK) a lot of us have no village anymore, and it’s hugely detrimental to our health as new parents, and society isn’t set up to help each other anymore with this as we all live so far from our families and extended families. I see a huge difference with cousins who are still living in Cyprus and have extended family around, because everyone helps with the babies and mum and dad get some rest and are much better functioning humans because of it.
Timeisslippy
Timeisslippy 2 meses atrás
Another topic that needs to be explored in huge detail. It literally derails you. The most important figure in this new humans life. For years I wanted to get into Antenatal Health for this reason and for many more. The whole spectrum of issues related to caring for new humans needs more exploring more understanding. At the core women need more support. Your right our modern society is not designed to support women through some of the most stressful years of life. It’s no wonder people are having less, the emotional toll of an under-supported family unit results in generations of traumatised individuals, sick individuals. So we know those first 7 years are vital. Let’s design a government intervention family support system that works with mothers and their kids in those early years. Let’s set it up that Women are liaising with each other. Encouraging more community more support. Let’s bring back the village.
Living It Up
Living It Up 2 meses atrás
You nave my heartfelt empathy. I went through a similar experience with my only child, as a single mother, living alone and entirely on my own. It was a painful awakening to just how out of balance modern societies are. I pray you are creating a plan to have more solutions in place for the arrival of your next baby. You and your family need, and deserve, a better experience for this next post-birth and infancy phase. Blessings to you❣🙏💞
Gina Farley
Gina Farley 2 meses atrás
Yes!!
TheFuzzieWuzzie
TheFuzzieWuzzie 2 meses atrás
How awful for all of you! I agree something needs to be done, especially for working parents.
Debbie Parnell
Debbie Parnell 2 meses atrás
@Timeisslippy There definitely needs to be more support for all, and I'm especially concerned by the lack of community support for (especially undiagnosed) disabled children and (undiagnosed) disabled people who want to be parents. My childhood was profoundly awful for having a lack of correct support (I'm autistic, ADHD and mildly dyslexic but being a woman who is extra sensitive and technically intelligent [none of the conditions affect intelligence contrary to public perception] my disabilities were not fully obvious to people or diagnosed correctly at the time) at the moment raising neurodiverse children is incredibly demanding because the correct support doesn't exist (having been previously built on the idea you can 'fix' a neurotype by demanding a disabled person with different needs ignores their needs and puts additional efforts into seeming less disabled). My disabilities stop me from ever wanting children (especially the whole anything touching my skin hurts/I have a blood phobia too, so I don't feel like splitting body parts open to allow out other humans thanks, part) but there are many neurodiverse people who would make incredible parents who want kids or don't realise they are disabled until they have kids. It's a form of eugenics to deem disabled people as unworthy parents and disabled children as unworthy of existing. That's where a community is extra necessary for providing the necessary support and helping all members of society thrive.
nicole stewart
nicole stewart 2 meses atrás
I love this Chanel so much. Honestly I am so happy you guys exist. The honesty, the real talk, the vulnerability, the info is priceless. Thank you for being the voice of the new world people and society desperately needed to change. This video is valuable in so many ways. You guys are incredible 😊❤❤❤❤❤
DARLING BUSTAMANTE
DARLING BUSTAMANTE 2 meses atrás
Great interview. Learned a lot and had a lot of reminders of the importance of sleep. Thank you for all that you do 🙏🏻
Monica Luvz
Monica Luvz 19 dias atrás
My goodness.. so much of this channel’s content has literally changed my life! So many valuable tools, knowledge/enlightenment.. I never understood the true importance full sleep or what it 50:34 gives (beyond that it’s just necessary to reset us for the next day). But now.. Wow! Particularly about siestas/midday naps. @50:33 but in general. I’m going to spread this message to every one I can care about! Many Thanks 2 You For Letting Us Read Your Diary 📔, Mr. CEO👨🏽‍💼!
Deborah Solimine
Deborah Solimine 2 meses atrás
This episode was for me hands down the most interesting and eye opening of the ones I’ve watched til now! I could have listened him for hours non stop! These are very important informations that people needs to hear! Thank you Steven for this amazing interview!
lisa smith
lisa smith 2 meses atrás
I really enjoyed this interview. I never thought sleep was so important! Now I’m going to buy his book on sleep. Everyone should watch this! I’m so happy that he studied sleep for so long and know so much. He is a scientist and sooooo humble….Many thanks to Mr Walker!!!
babycakesweetiepie77
babycakesweetiepie77 2 meses atrás
Did he ever talk about sleep meds ? I only watch this at night ,then i am trying to sleep.
A Lily
A Lily 3 meses atrás
As someone who right now is struggling with insomnia and anxiety this couldn’t have come at a better time. Having to be up for 5:30am for a 2 hour commute everyday whilst dealing with sleep issues is ruining my life. Stephens podcast provides me so much support and insight into my everyday. Cannot wait to listen to this. Thank you both for helping me ❤
Tribe Goldie
Tribe Goldie 3 meses atrás
You're not alone... I was thinking the same thing, looking forward to this also
Nesrin Bakalova
Nesrin Bakalova 3 meses atrás
Check your serotonin and adrenaline levels! Trust me this is what healed me after quiting coffee, quiting this and that and doing everything right with light exposure, meditation etc
Jimy Jazz
Jimy Jazz 3 meses atrás
The way the modern world has dictated how we live our lives is making life hard. I am not a morning person, and have always struggled to be switched on for work, before 10am. We are not designed to work 8-12 hours in one block.
Aodhán Crozier
Aodhán Crozier 3 meses atrás
@Nesrin Bakalova How did finding these levels out help? Like what sort of changes did you personally make that helped??
The Marcy Fran
The Marcy Fran 2 meses atrás
I've been tracking my sleep for years. After this listen, I've got much more work to do! Thank you, Steven and sleep professional!!! 🙌🏼💯🙏🏼
Fred Guldbrandsen
Fred Guldbrandsen 2 meses atrás
I had terribly debilitating insomnia when I was a youngster and have read everything I could get my hands on to get past sleeplessness. Thank you for this reassurance. I taught myself well! I sleep well!
Shane Power
Shane Power 2 meses atrás
Torment of my life :(
maria paul
maria paul 2 meses atrás
I am hanging onto every word he says. He explains everything so cleverly and so beautifully. A very good episode
shahul hameed
shahul hameed 2 meses atrás
Matthew and Steven , Kudos to both of your guys .. what a wonderful podcast. i was enjoying every bit of it. I literally started to cry when Matthew said that when we tried all options and simply left without any options. simply think that you are lying on bed to have a good rest and enjoy the rest . Love you guys .. really touched my heart..
Martha Garvey
Martha Garvey 2 meses atrás
This is an incredible interview. I’ coming out of 3 years of bad sleep - stress related, but these tips are certainly helpful. Thank you so much! 😊
Merlion
Merlion 2 meses atrás
Is it a coincidence Dr. Walker has such a soothing, calming voice that I would like to listen to when I struggle to sleep? His ability to explain such a complex topic with clarity is immense. Great episode.
Good Lookin' Out Homie
Good Lookin' Out Homie 2 meses atrás
Ikr... It took me 2 days to listen to this podcast because I kept nodding off.
Hualian
Hualian 2 meses atrás
I'm actually watching this because I can't sleep.. but now I'm sleepy it's so magical 🫣😅 and your right his voice doesn't come out as harsh and just mild he even explained the topic well I wonder why I'm sleepy now 😂
R. P.
R. P. 2 meses atrás
yes, I fell asleep while listening to him. His voice is truly relaxing...
Evelyn Phair
Evelyn Phair Mês atrás
Thank you so much to both of you. Loved all the information in this conversation
Anne Huijs
Anne Huijs 29 dias atrás
I find Dr Walker's voice and material very intriguing.
Keith Rozario
Keith Rozario 2 meses atrás
It is such a phenomenal subject you chosen to educate the masses on, such a vital and important subject, a literal life giving force. Thank you to you both! Have a great sleep..🎉🎉
• BARAKA •
• BARAKA • 2 meses atrás
Over the last few years, I built up a nap culture (10-15 mins) in the middle of my work day and it’s one of, the best things I ever did for my work day.
2O2K
2O2K 2 meses atrás
In Spain is part of the culture. 20-30 min. Siesta
vale
vale 2 meses atrás
I am so glad i somehow made it to this channel, I love your guests. The subjects discussed here are so good. I wish I could share it with my family and friends, but unfortunately, they don't speak the language. Thank you so much for the work you and your team do. Can't wait to listen to some more
Cara Tappenden
Cara Tappenden 2 meses atrás
I'm 1.5 hours into this amazing interview, and I'm wondering now, what would Matt's take on new parents be? I imagine most new parents with their new born will get max 4-5 hours of sleep a day and this could go on for months!
Gran Esperanza
Gran Esperanza Mês atrás
This was my exact thought! How do parents of babies mitigate their sleep loss or its consequences?
MsPyt32
MsPyt32 2 meses atrás
Thanks for doing this podcast!! It's something I have been focusing on, on my journey. You asked all the right questions and introduced me to Dr. Matthew Walker. I will be getting his book. He's is very knowledgeable and has opened my eyes to a lot of sleep information...I had no clue about. 👍🏾Thank you, and thanks to Dr. Walker!!!
What The Kale?
What The Kale? 2 meses atrás
The more I watch 'Diary of a CEO' videos, the more I see how wrongly we're doing things as humans in society, and how much better the world would be in general if most governments and leaders cared.
Empath79
Empath79 2 meses atrás
Capitalism
Blondefox69
Blondefox69 2 meses atrás
I had my first bipolar manic episode when I was 20. I was awake for a week after taking a mescaline tablet. I still cannot sleep unless I take Ambien.
Kimberly Ann
Kimberly Ann 2 meses atrás
​@Blondefox69 oh my. That's terrible.😮
Platina Hunting
Platina Hunting 2 meses atrás
​@Blondefox69 The mescaline wasn't the drug that kept you awake. Mescaline has a half life of 6 hours.
Louise Montanari
Louise Montanari 13 dias atrás
What an amazing guy! My best pod cast so far. Thank you Steven!
Nicki Collingwood
Nicki Collingwood 2 meses atrás
Thank you sooooo much for this episode! I have had so much insomnia, over-thinking, anxiety, worrying & night-eating, in the past, & still do at times. I have learned so much from your conversation & it has confirmed a lot that I have thought as well! I will watch it again many times, I feel. I have never felt so compelled to share a You Tube video with others, as I have with this video. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love to Learn
Love to Learn 2 meses atrás
I love diary of a ceo. The way you have tagged the subjects is so helpful. Thank you. Excellent guest. Incredibly humble man is bringing us such important information.
Sportys Business
Sportys Business 2 meses atrás
Wow, just wow. One of your best guests, well communicated and life changing information for so many. I learned several ways to improve my sleep, I get 7 to 8 hours a night but often wake up tired, now I know why...
Zilron
Zilron 28 dias atrás
I've struggled with sleep since I became a teenager. Partner and I are night time chronotypes. We really struggle working normal hours. I can say from experience that sleep is far better and healthier for you than any diet or exercise out there.
_andiswa
_andiswa 3 meses atrás
I love how passionate Mathew is, so engaging and informative. This is one of my favorite episodes so far!
C T
C T 2 meses atrás
I follow Dr Andrew Huberman, another brilliant neuroscientist. What I have learnt here is the connection between Alzheimer's and lack of sleep. Brilliant podcast.
Emma Solomon
Emma Solomon 2 meses atrás
This podcast was amazing! I am strong with sleep and really needed this kind of advice. It's not going to be easy giving up napping and caffeine 😢
Shirley Lester
Shirley Lester 2 meses atrás
Fabulous interview! Thank you Dr. Walker for being so articulate and knowledgeable. Matthew Walker, thank you for your respectful interview and your sensitive manner…so refreshing to have an interviewer actually play the proper role rather than taking over the interview like so many do.
Soundproofist
Soundproofist 2 meses atrás
Really interesting conversation. Nighttime noise also contributes to sleep deprivation. It can come from inside your household, from a neighbor, from street noise (loud cars, motorcycles), airport flight patterns, and so on. Noise -- especially low-frequency noise -- makes it harder to fall asleep or stay asleep. This might be one reason why meditation channels and ASMR got so popular, too.
Richard Petts
Richard Petts 2 meses atrás
Thank you for another fascinating and very interesting episode chatting with Matthew Walker, so much useful information regarding helping us with our sleep. My wife and I even turned the lamps off in our lounge last night, an hour before going to bed. I’ll certainly be thinking about my coffee intake during the day.
Thomas Browne
Thomas Browne 3 meses atrás
Steven your podcasts lately are unrivalled. Literally helping humans become better week by week. This was fascinating! Keep helping to make people better!
cbcb102
cbcb102 2 meses atrás
An extremely useful interview. Yes we all know what we should be doing but Matthew has explained why we should in a compelling way. Thank you for the great questions and clarifications.
Van Anh Tran
Van Anh Tran 11 dias atrás
Love how Matthew’s smile is a constant in this podcast ❤
Gayle Stephenson
Gayle Stephenson 2 meses atrás
Dr. Walker, You could not have done any better during this long educational talk. You are naturally brilliant, and have a very special ability to explain so many difficult conditions so clearly, always dignified, and gentle. You are very kind and always careful of smudging a single word to be construed as bossy or unkind. You are unable to be unkind, it is not a part of who you are. You have taught me a great deal through this speaking engagement; I look forward to hearing every one of your talks. You are an amazingly intelligent and a warm and caring person; please do not apologize ever again for your style, content or intent. Please take a much deserved bow; you have earned it. By far, you are the very best speaker on this and many other subjects, as you have mastered the art of communication and love what you do. I can't wait to read your books and hear all of your interesting conversations. Thank you!
Rannug Östensson
Rannug Östensson 2 meses atrás
I been watching politics-pods for too long time and my stress level is getting worse every day and then I start watching this fantastic BRvid channel… I feel calm, relaxing, happy and…. THANK YOU ❤
Patricia Egan
Patricia Egan Mês atrás
All I can say is that if a work place ever puts me into a position of being available at all hours, they can go to you know where. I’ve listened to this, and appreciate your information.
Beth  Von Black
Beth Von Black 3 meses atrás
I finished Why We Sleep a few weeks ago, and I loved it; I've been aiming for and getting 8hrs a night ever since. Sleep is so underrated when it comes to overall health. Thank you for having Dr Walker on your show - he's a real educator and deserves to be heard!
Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez 2 meses atrás
Is it ok to use OTC meds to get 8 hours of sleep??
Shaun MacReady
Shaun MacReady 2 meses atrás
Aim for 6 or 7.5 hours. Rem cycles every 1 and half hours. Study shows aiming for 8 hours your guaranteed to wake up around the 6 hour mark and it throws your sleep off. I like 6 hours as I want to get the most out my life if I could sleep less I would but 6 hours feels perfect I wouldn't rely on sleeping tablets it's a quick fix and will do more damage down the line. I listen to meditation sleep music find what sounds you feel through tour body trust me works wonders I've 38 been listening to it ever since I lost my mother and father 4 years ago. Without that I would spiral and put me down a horrible ugly path but I'm great I feel great and I get alot out of life now. Ps I didn't have any issues prior to their deaths
Barry Minor
Barry Minor 2 meses atrás
​@Maria Lopez not according to the science of SLEEP Sleep Sedation does have side effects... Optimally 7,8,9 hours of quality 💤👣🧠😍😍😍
Barry Minor
Barry Minor 2 meses atrás
​@Shaun MacReady... shoot for 7,8,9 of needed sleep 💤🫂🔌👣🧠😴🤎😍😍😍
Everything By Design
Everything By Design 2 meses atrás
I've always stressed about the 'action movie' style dreams I've had all my life, but this podcast (the first I've ever watched/listened to) has confirmed what I need to do with sleep. Thank you both for sharing.
mrsjmehta
mrsjmehta 2 meses atrás
So, I finally retired from teaching thinking that my sleepless nights would end. Oh contraire! It's become worse! 😲 I do not understand and it's maddening. This podcast was interesting, and I will try the sleep stories & other fabulous tips. The information is so fascinating. Listen to it in parts so not to overwhelm yourself & you'll also gain better insight as well. (Sorry, teacher came out. ) Thank you.🤗
Eva Trapp
Eva Trapp 2 meses atrás
What an incredible guest and great questions. Thanks to you both for making this.
ATOM 505
ATOM 505 2 meses atrás
I've read his book and loved it. Super fascinating and super articulate fellow.
Phyobenthung Humtsoe
Phyobenthung Humtsoe 24 dias atrás
Even though all our day to day activities are significantly influenced by it ,the Topic of Sleep has always been a neglected subject untill Now .All thanks to Dr Matthew Walker who explains every bits and pieces with clear and in concise way which any teenager or adults can grasp without any difficulty. For sure it will help solve many problems which many Individuals are facing today which are linked to sleep .
Slinky Malinki
Slinky Malinki 3 meses atrás
Matt Walker is a man who has found his purpose in life and I think it's incredibly selfless how he wants to share the thing that he cares about so much and is dedicating his life to the concept of sleep. We should all find the thing that we are most driven by and do the best we can at it, and we should all try and sleep better since sleep is an agent of productivity.
Debbie Parnell
Debbie Parnell 2 meses atrás
I agree with the sentiment but it's not 'selfless' to follow your heart. When you follow your passions like that it's a joy to learn and share your knowledge with others it's not losing sight of yourself or being self scarfing - it's filling yourself up enough to generously give. We should never seek to get away from ourselves to help others - we should always seek to be in touch with ourselves to help others. Being self centred has both negative and positive qualities and it's only in getting in touch with what lights us up that we can be a torch to others. (Also we should sleep for our sanity and well being productivity is a nice byproduct which shouldn't be the main goal)
Natanya Wait
Natanya Wait Mês atrás
Loved this video, all the topics and areas on sleep covered, so many things jumped up for me that i was doing wrong....on the road to better sleep!
Scot in Nebraska
Scot in Nebraska 15 horas atrás
Absolutely brilliant episode. Cemented some of the things I already knew but explained the why
vo id
vo id 2 meses atrás
What I recently discovered but never knew is keep my eyes closed, no matter how not sleepy I am. Within 40 minutes, I'm asleep. Just don't open your eyes. I had no idea something so simple could work. Also let your mind wander, what shapes u see, etc. The more nonsensical the better. I've struggled my whole life. These are the only things that have worked.
Andrea W
Andrea W 17 dias atrás
Thank you for such a great contribution about an extremly important topic that we are really not conscious enough about. I live in Spain, a country where "siesta" is supposed to have been invented. But I have just realised exactly how sleep-unfriendly this beautiful country is: You may get up a little bit later, but not too much later either when comparing it to the rest of Europe. However, then everything is "delayed": lunch-time (around 3 pm), dinner-time (9 to 10 pm), the evening movie starts shortly after 10, and my kids have even had basketball training from 9.30 to 11 at night in some years! So if you are lucky, you can try and hit the hay around midnight - that is if your neighbours and party-goers in nearby pubs and streetcafés let you. I wonder if there are studies about Alzheimer-incidence as per countries and if so, if the data for Spain is different from that in other countries.
lovinglife
lovinglife 2 meses atrás
Your channel has helped me immeasurably! I cannot thank you enough for your vulnerability, your journalism and your enthusiasm. God bless! Definitely a subscriber.
Chris
Chris 3 meses atrás
Been waiting for this podcast for a while now. This guy is a legend, his book 'Why we sleep' has changed my life
Barry Minor
Barry Minor 2 meses atrás
I recently flew to AntiAgingBed HQ in Florida and passed out copies of WHY WE SLEEP 💤🧠 Sweet Dreams
Bill Hesford
Bill Hesford Mês atrás
I feel quite tired sometimes during the day and a 20 minute nap wakes me up and I feel fresh, and ready to go. I think it works very well for me. No nap and the tired feeling can last for hours.
 Indy
Indy 2 meses atrás
GREAT interview and couldn't agree more. Sleep is so important. I've had YEARS of depressions and insomnia that went along with it. My posych meds basically just help me sleep better (IMHO) and it helped me so much. Ever since I am sleeping better I am less depressed (hardly ever even).
Marta Kulpa
Marta Kulpa Mês atrás
I must say I've never learnt so much about sleep as within these 2 hours. Thank you so much for this video! Now I know why and what to do if I cannot fall asleep. I wonder, will there be a part 2? There was nothing about mothers, when they have a baby and thus, lack sleep. I also would like to know how detrimental to human health is mother's lack of sleep and having broken sleep for months, even years... Also, is there a way to learn to nap? I could never sleep during the day, even when I was a toddler. I envy everyone who can... I'd like to know if it's possible to learn that.
Arthur
Arthur Mês atrás
I have insomnia and I'm very glad I found this interview. Thank you!
truckindawg1
truckindawg1 Mês atrás
I have only recently found your channel but I’m hooked! You have some of the most useful, not just interesting but useful interviews on BRvid!!! I’m a big fan!
Isabella G
Isabella G 3 meses atrás
As a child I had a fear of sleeping and then developed OCD which made me stay up all night performing compulsions, when I was able to sleep my OCD and anxiety improved dramatically and now I no longer suffer from it however often when I am sleep deprived I start to to experience intrusive thoughts and anxiety. What he said about sleep and mental health being very closely linked is so true
Luisa
Luisa 2 meses atrás
Sorry to hear that. Must be so afraid for a child to have fear of sleep.💓
Celeste Watson
Celeste Watson 2 meses atrás
As a child, i had this particular kind of involuntary visualization as I was falling asleep that was utterly terrifying, and made me afraid to go to sleep. I learned as an adult that this was the result of the neural network growing in some regions, being pared away in others, and some small percentage of the population suffers these terrors upon drowning off in childhood. None of my 4 siblings had them . My husband was the first person I ever met who also had suffered them. To this day we are the only two people I personally know who had them. I would not wish it on anyone, I already had a pretty traumatic childhood going on! I cannot express how grateful I was to finally outgrow it. Interestingly, I developed a coping mechanism back then to help me, which Dr Walker describes: the visualization of something in GREAT detail. I would turn on my sisters click radio to the classical station and visualize the music as garments: what color, what fabric, what sleeves, what skirt, where ribbons or buttons, etc. Music has always evoked images for me, so even as a 7-10 year old while this was happening, I could use the image the music brought to mind to distract my brain from the fear of the terrors. Interesting to hear him talk about this method here.
Stewart Bryden
Stewart Bryden 2 meses atrás
Mathew is such a great human. I think the replies cover pretty well what a great interview this was. Anyone not sold on the alcohol part that has a smart watch, check the difference in your sleeping heart rate with as little as 2 drinks. The contrast with unaffected sleep is frightening.
Cynthia Schomp
Cynthia Schomp Mês atrás
Thank you for creating this channel. I just discovered you this evening and already decided to quit caffeine 😂 so much value in your videos!
Wayne Beckford
Wayne Beckford 2 meses atrás
WOW...what a amazing episode this is definitely in my top 3 of doac I didn't want the episode to end. What a great guy, he dropped gem after gem of important info that I have implemented in my life before the episode ended. Thank you Steve, your the best for real. 🙌🏾🔥
david b
david b Mês atrás
Gosh that was a great and useful interview, from someone who explains things so clearly and eloquently. The caffeine section was so useful in explaining sleep issues like anxiety, rumination and catastrophizing Really helpful. Thanks.
Berthia Nickson
Berthia Nickson 2 meses atrás
I like that open-ended queation that allowed Dr to share with us something of his choosing that you may have missed. And I like that question from the previous guest about self contradiction. A very well executed interview. It was informative, both of you were quite eloquent- 2 things that made my first experience here enjoyable. Great job, keep it up. By the way, I am sold on the message of the importance of sleep. 😊
carla rodriguez
carla rodriguez 2 meses atrás
I'm viewing this video because I have such a difficult time sleeping but what caught my attention is how humble this man is, I truly admire this.
Tina's Crazy Life
Tina's Crazy Life 2 meses atrás
Same.
Carole Buckle
Carole Buckle 2 meses atrás
Great conversation & advice as always 🙏🏻 my go to for bed ready ASMR , listening, not viewing the screen , chamomile tea ( no caffeine) 🤛🏻😌😌😉🇬🇧
Dee Gassaway
Dee Gassaway Mês atrás
So glad someone is speaking on the significance of sleep in relationships! 👏👏🎉 I'm a BIG Fan of sleep divorcing and whatever else it takes to get the best sleep! Good sleep helps my body AND my marriage in NUMEROUS ways. ❤ Loved this discussion! 💤💤💤❤❤❤❤💤💤💤
shiannful
shiannful Mês atrás
I could have carried on listening to him for hours….what a lovely voice he has and how he strings sentences together and with such knowledge of his subject luv him
@jayseb
@jayseb 2 meses atrás
Sleep has been an interest of mine since I started biohacking around 15 years ago. It truly makes a difference and I love sharing these subjects with my 19 year old son for years. It just makes us better. Cheers. Great show.
Jillian S
Jillian S 2 meses atrás
This is just excellent; the content, how it's delivered, the storytelling. Outstanding episode. I would love to see that manifesto and cultural change implemented widely.
Naiya Devine Cominos
Naiya Devine Cominos 3 meses atrás
My mom, who sometimes said, "I love to sleep," always supported and encouraged my need for sleep. She encouraged me to remember my dreams and talk about them. I'll always be grateful for that.
Trader Lucy
Trader Lucy 2 meses atrás
She's a good woman 🙂
Amy Pendragon
Amy Pendragon Mês atrás
I wish there had been a PSA about naps when I was working a rotating roster back in the day. I got used to 4hrs sleep being normal and driving home on auto-pilot after the night shift. Sleep is such a gift
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart 2 meses atrás
It's funny I recently, in the last month, started trying to address my sleep problems. It turns out I'm not just sleepy because I'm getting older I have sleep apnea and other complicated issues. Interesting conversation. Thank you.
Datta
Datta 2 meses atrás
Life changing interview - me way too overweight, very bad sleep hygiene, no sex crave, always crave salty food, unable to remember simple things, high cholesterol, pre diabetic, anxiety thats killing me, all relatable. PS. it's been 3 days I am following his suggestions for a good night's sleep. For the first time in my life , I had great sleep exactly from 11 PM to 7 AM.
Sunmoonstars
Sunmoonstars 2 meses atrás
Intermittent fasting may well help, my partner finds it the only way to manage his weight, he cannot diet, however he can do one meal a day (he eats pretty much what he wants within a 2hr window once a day). You will find pretty quickly that you adapt to fasting and can go for much of the day without eating. Dr Berg and Dr Jason Fung on BRvid have a ton of info on this.
Datta
Datta 2 meses atrás
@Sunmoonstars Thanks for your advice. I am already doing OMAD diet and Sun Salutation 108 times. Been only 6 days but seeing some changes.
Barry Minor
Barry Minor 2 meses atrás
WE are alllllllllllllllll WORKS' in PROgress ....alll the smalll things add UP Great read WHY WE SLEEP By Matthew Walker
Datta
Datta 2 meses atrás
@Barry Minor yeah but you know how we are all stuck in the mind. The strength of mind is the biggest challenge.
sebastiao jose
sebastiao jose 2 meses atrás
Nothing bad with craving salty food, at least you are not craving sugar
Paula Estes
Paula Estes Mês atrás
I have rewatched SO many parts of this podcast! You can pull it up in almost any spot and there will be something interesting or informative! ❤
Kassahun Sinkneh
Kassahun Sinkneh 4 dias atrás
Thank you so much for this wonderful interview. A lot of my questions on sleep answered.
Trish Langford
Trish Langford 3 meses atrás
Aha. So glad to hear that my husband and I made the sensible decision. After sleep deprived nights because we were both restless sleepers we decided on a "sleep divorce" which absolutely prevented a real one. Separate bedrooms saw the return of harmony and a way improved marriage all round. At first we thought we were a bit odd until we were surprised to discover bit by bit that way more of our friends and acquaintances had come to the same solution. Another brilliant interview.
August U.
August U. 2 meses atrás
That is awesome. I am so happy for you both!!!🎉 ❤ please keep working. Don't be another divorce in statistics. Life is better having someone 😊
Alice Ludwig
Alice Ludwig 2 meses atrás
We enjoy our sleep and each other. Let’s find a better term than “sleep divorce” to make it more appealing. 😊💕
Elena Bogdan
Elena Bogdan 2 meses atrás
Thank you for this outstanding interview. So helpful!
karen loftus
karen loftus 2 meses atrás
As a nurse I've worked night shift and can relate to what he said.
Famimu
Famimu 2 meses atrás
Probably one of the best interviews here so far, for me at least! Thank you!!! Some of my experiences about caffeine/anxiety: I started treating coffee like chocolate, like something special, a treat (I usually drink turkish coffee with fair trade fresh grounded beans, without sugar and cream, cuz I looove the flavour). So I do not drink it everyday, and when I do, I really enjoy it as a treat. And I have seen, this has hugely improved my restlessness. But yeah, I could definitely work on the timing of drinking it to help improve my sleep. About decaf coffee: I heard that harmful chemicals are being used to take away the caffeine in coffee, so that would be something for further research. Furthermore, different kinds of coffee have different amounts of caffeine. Espresso for example, has not much as French Press coffee, etc.
Helene Potter
Helene Potter 2 meses atrás
Great podcast thanku! I was utterly SOAR captured by the suggestion of a cold temp• in the bedroom as time & time again if I go to bed wearing winter PJ's I start tossing & turning, yet if I sleep in light gear, I snuggle under my bed linen and let my body heat work to the right temperature. I also find good ventilation in the bedroom is key to drifting to sleep. Many thanks 😊
Little grey cells Mine
Little grey cells Mine 2 meses atrás
Thank you gentlemen for a wonderful documentary. Thank you Matt for sharing your knowledge. It was a joy to listen to someone that could pronounce their words clearly - a rare thing in today’s world. I feel it is important for me to mention how much mankind owes to the animal world - the knowledge obtained by man comes from horrific experiments carried out on animals - not that that should be used as an excuse to carry out such cruelty. I often feel God placed the wrong creatures in charge. Again thank you Matt for your doco.
Carrie LaMarr
Carrie LaMarr 2 meses atrás
This interview resonated so much for me, and what a brilliant episode. My father died of Alzheimer's only a few years after he retired from air traffic control, and I don't think it's coincidental that his job meant literally decades of shift work, including working nights. He endured disrupted sleep cycles almost his entire life (grew up during the London Blitz, was sent off to war, etc.), and while he almost took pride in the total lack of sleep he could survive on, I do believe this negatively affected his brain function. Thanks for the invaluable insight. I need to do better, particularly in the sleep "procrastination" issue of going to bed, yet delaying falling asleep c/o of my iPad. Cheers.
TahitianTreatSkeetJuice
100% on point about stress and sleep. well for me he was 100% on point. i have days when i feel super down/depressed. a simple good night sleep seems to reset me. and literally the next day i dont feel any left over stress from what i was stressing about yesterday. its really an amazing yet weird feeling. this needs to be examined more for those that claim to be depressed daily.
The Sick Sexy
The Sick Sexy 26 dias atrás
I noted Dr. Matthew Walker touched on the subject of the implications of oversleeping but didn't go into detail. As someone with a chronic blood disorder causing anemoa, I'm often exhausted and only feel rested after 9 hours. 8 hours and I experience muscle aches, I'm less alert, sore eyes etc. Would have loved to hear if oversleeping is just as dangerous for those with chronic illness! But great episode ❤
yamahatrbx505
yamahatrbx505 Mês atrás
Great podcast between Barry keoghan and Will Smith lite 😅😅 Jokes apart it's an amazing podcast and after reading Prof Walker's book on Sleep i have greatly improved my sleeping in night time. I constantly still improve at it. Sleep is very underrated and is very important. I completed this podcast in around 4 batch of listening.
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