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Dr. Matt Walker
The Matt Walker Podcast
The Matt Walker Podcast is all about sleep, the brain, and the body. Matt is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the book, Why We Sleep and has given a few TED talks. Matt is an awkward British nerd who adores science and the communication of science to the public.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 690 ratings
Excellent information!
Love the podcast. I am still waiting for the episode about biphasic sleep! A little too much advertising in the advertising/information ratio, but well worth the small annoyance.
TruOptimist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/22
Great segment lengths
I’ve read Matt’s books, watched his Ted talks, listened to radios shows/YouTube videos and others over the past few years. What I love about this podcast so that each segments is only 10 mins long, on point, and understandable to the average mind without too oversimplifying. It’s great for...Read full review »
Philip Soo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/22
What if you’re blind?
Love your work and all your insights into sleep. Would love to hear an episode about sleep issues in someone who is recently blind
janice tracey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/03/22
Recent Episodes
Published 01/17/22
In today's episode, Matt reveals how 1) your own temperature and, even more precisely, 2) the temperature of different parts of you, as well as 3) the temperature of your bedroom, can change how well or how poorly you sleep at night. Matt describes the basic physiology of how your brain and body...
Published 01/17/22
In today's episode, Matt takes us on a deep dive into melatonin. He covers four main topics: 1) what is melatonin? 2) how does melatonin work? 3) what does melatonin do, and *not* do, for sleep? 4) how can we think about melatonin supplementation? First, Matt describes that melatonin is a...
Published 01/03/22
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