Dr. Matt Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and the Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, joins Dr. Andrew Huberman. Dr. Walker is the author of the international best-selling book Why We Sleep and the host of The Matt Walker Podcast. Dr. Huberman is a tenured Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration and neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance.
In this podcast, Drs. Huberman and Walker discuss the biology of sleep, including its various stages and what specifically happens to those stages when we don’t get enough sleep. They also discuss the effects of sunlight, caffeine, alcohol, naps, hormones, exercise, marijuana, sexual activity, and various supplements on sleep. The episode consists of both basic science information and many science-supported actionable tools.