Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to sleep expert Matthew Walker about the dangerous effects of sleep deprivation and how it can harm you without you knowing it, what research says about sleep and caffeine, and some sleep tips that will help you sleep better. First, Matthew explains why sleep is important for health as well as how common misunderstanding of the sleep cycle can have damaging effects. He explains what occurs during REM sleep and why a lack of sleep may have a much deeper impact than you think. He also discusses the importance of adenosine in ensuring that we sleep better and why naps have the potential to backfire. Matthew also explains the difference between biphasic sleep and monophasic sleep. Next, Matthew explains how your sleep is affected by caffeine and coffee. It is not as simple as you’d think. There are numerous benefits from the antioxidants in coffee.However the caffeine effects on sleep can be quite damaging. He reveals the ideal timing for drinking coffee to not negatively affect your sleep or your productivity. Matthew also explains the concept of anticipatory anxiety and how it is informed by our device and phone habits. Have you been wondering how to get better sleep? Matthew explains how to sleep better by controlling your exposure to light in the evening as well as in the morning. He also shares simple and effective tips for better sleep that will optimize physical and brain health. He also reveals what research tells us about the purpose of dreams.
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