Founding Father Benjamin Franklin once exclaimed that “there will be sleeping enough in the grave.” According to neuroscientist Matt Walker, those who struggle with insomnia and sleep deprivation are headed toward an early grave. A lack of sleep has adverse effects on every aspect of the body and mind. Walker highlights the dangers of sleepless nights in an age where people readily forgo sleep to meet deadlines, study or work night shifts. His presentation is essential viewing for anyone who wants to improve bad sleep habits.
About the Speaker
Neuroscientist Matt Walker, PhD, researches the impact of sleep on human health. He wrote Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.