TED Talks| Matt Walker – How caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep

Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep explains how caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep. What really happens during dreaming? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do sleeping pills affect us and can they do long-term damage? The book goes on to describe how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels; slow the effects of aging while lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s, obesity and diabetes; enhance the education and lifespan of our children; and boost the efficiency, success and productivity of our businesses.

Sleep — we spend one-third of our lives doing it, but what exactly do we get out of it? And how can we do it better? In this TED series, sleep scientist Matt Walker uncovers the facts and secrets behind our nightly slumber. (Made possible with the support of Beautyrest)