Best Books About Sleep And Why We Do It

Recommended Reading List

On this page: a personal selection of nonfiction books about sleep, links to notable articles and podcast episodes.


Though sleep and sleep deprivation is a large field, every single one of my picks were recommended by at least two experts. I polled several doctors, scientists, authors and experts in the field on the books they recommend for demystifying the most mysterious 6.8 hours of the day. The books you’ll find on this page are my personal favourites.

This Reading List includes writing on sleep disorders, sleeplessness, and sleep in general to better understand why we do and need it, and how it effects the human body.


Must read books about sleep

why we sleep

For most of my life I carried the idea that the more I sleep the less time I have to be productive. It wasn’t after reading this book that I realised the importance of sleeping habits and how many important processes happen in your body while your sleep.

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