If you want a longer, happier, healthier life, and if you want to be slimmer, more attractive and more intelligent, then you need to sleep more. The evidence is overwhelming and it’s all in Matthew Walker’s book, Why We Sleep.

Matthew is a neuroscientist who’s been studying sleep all his career. Here’s his pitch:

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory, makes you more attractive. It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It protects you from cancer and dementia. It wards off colds and flu. It lowers your risk of heart attacks and stroke, not to mention diabetes. You’ll even feel happier, less depressed, and less anxious. Are you interested?”

Cover of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Eight hours of sleep a night and a solid nap in the afternoon. That’s Matthew’s not so secret formula for worldly success. We’ve bought into his message and we’re feeling great.

With many thanks to Stephen Taylor for buying us this book as a present.