Dr. Walker is the author of the International Bestseller, Why We Sleep. It has a singular goal: to reunite humanity with sleep.
The book provides a complete description of, and prescription for, sleep. It answers critical questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during dreaming? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep pills affect us and can they do long-term damage?
Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Why We Sleep 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.
Why We Sleep was recently selected for the prestigious Sundance Book Festival. It has been translated into over 40 different languages. Why We Sleep can be found at all major books stores in the US (Scribner) and UK (Penguin Random House), and ordered online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Waterstones. Should you be interested in contacting Dr. Walker, please email WME by clicking here.
Since publication of the first edition, thoughtful questions and criticisms have been raised regarding the book, including a number of errors that required revision. As an essential part of what I see to be good scholarly conduct, I have written a detailed blog response, found here, that addresses these questions and issues in depth. I further discuss these issues in a recent podcast. Finally, I have made a full set of corrections to the book, published in a second edition, which is now out in print.