The Huberman lab #31 - Matthew Walker (Sleep)

Two scientists who are passionate about sleep. Why do we sleep? What is detrimental to our sleep? And how can we improve our sleep?
The Huberman lab #31 - Matthew Walker (Sleep)

Table of contents

🚀 The Podcast in 3 Sentences

  1. It’s about the question of why we sleep. Fascinating how biology works and what sleep does to us if we get plenty, and what happens when we don’t
  2. What is detrimental to your sleep, and how does this work?
  3. What is good for your sleep, and why?

🎨 Impressions

After listening to many interviews with Matthew Walker, I liked this one. Matt and Andrew are scientists, so the talk also gets scientific input from Andrew. Very cool.

How I Discovered It

Rereading “Why we sleep?” made me decide to check for interviews, and I was happy that Andrew Huberman did a podcast.

Who Should Read It?

Everybody sleeps. It is one of the main drivers next to food, hydration, reproduction, and oxygen. So this is for everyone; however, I can imagine this is a bit more of a science talk, so if you’re into that. Great podcast!

☘️ How the Podcast Changed Me

💡 How my life / behavior / thoughts / ideas have changed as a result of listening to the podcast

  • Keeping rhythm even though I had a bad night of sleep.

✍️ My Top 3 Quotes

  • Melatonin is the hormone that fires the starting gun of sleep but has little to do with sleep quality.
  • Cafeïne sticks to the same receptors as Adenosine. There are limited receptors, so it’s like a chair dance where cafeïne takes all the chairs and ensures you do not feel tired.
  • If you had a bad night of sleep, do nothing! Keep rhythm.