…and one final jet lag inspired post, this one, ironically, about sleep.
Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley most people assume I went to (I don’t bother correcting them). His book, Why We Sleep, is an international best seller, which, to my shame, I haven’t read, but I recently listened to his podcast with Joe Rogan.
Say what you will about Joe Rogan and his meatheadish tendencies, but the dude has some fascinating people on his show and, in this case, lets the guest steer the ship.
There’s so much about sleep we’re not taught, and sleep machismo dominates our workaholic society. I came away from this interview dismayed by how little I knew, but eager to entertain said dismay after 7-9 solid hours of shuteye.