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Why We Sleep

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Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: What's one book that changed your life?

jjwalz17: This has changed how I approach sleep.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

ivanmaeder: As I read this book I kept thinking about all the people I knew who would benefit from it: family and friends whom I want to have healthy happy lives, managers who believe that they'll get more out of people by pushing them to work crazy hours… and lots of people who think they’ll get more out of themselves if they sleep less.

krigath: Interesting read

Mentions by: jger15 : kaypro

Ask HN: Favorite nonfiction books of 2018?

crazygringo: After reading it, I couldn't believe how shockingly ignorant I'd been of how I spend a full third of my life, and how much it affects the other two-thirds -- and the degree to which a lack of sleep prevents us from perceiving the effects of lack of sleep, in a kind of vicious cycle.

Mentions by: weisser : shawnps : guiambros : plahteenlahti : heurist : bretthowell : jger15 : ivanmaeder

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

Saturdays: I used to be a chronic advocate for sleeping less until I read this and did my own scrappy post-research. I'm much more conscious of my health and my sleep now.

carimura: I've been cutting back caffeine, alcohol, light, and spreading the sleep gospel since reading it.

ilamont: Is the most important book I have read in many years. Helped me understand how my brain works and the nature of memory.

Mentions by: vesky : markdog12 : vermaden : joddystreet

Ask HN: What book(s) had the most impact for you in 2019?

lmiller1990: Sleeping is important, and since I started doing more (and improving the quality of), I feel better and get more done.

Ask HN: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2019?

muffa: Deep-dive in why we sleep and what to do to sleep better

Mentions by: janvdberg

Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

ilamont: It's one of those books that really changed my outlook on a fundamental aspect of life that too many of us take for granted.

raamdev: Because it taught me of the importance of something that I’d occasionally dismiss as a nuisance

Mentions by: vowelless : james_niro

Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2019?

chillacy: Probably made the biggest material difference in how I feel day to day, and finally convinced me to keep a regular schedule.