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#210 – Matt Walker: Sleep

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Podcast: Lex Fridman Podcast (LS 73 · TOP 0.05% what is this?)
Episode: #210 – Matt Walker: Sleep
Pub date: 2021-08-11


Matt Walker is a sleep scientist at Berkeley, author of Why We Sleep, and the host of a new podcast called The Matt Walker Podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Matt’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepdiplomat
Matt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmattwalker
Matt’s Website: https://www.sleepdiplomat.com/

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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(09:56) – Putin moment: Lex takes Matt’s sunglasses
(10:17) – Fascination with sleep
(14:26) – Why do we sleep?
(22:58) – Computer vision for driver assistance
(32:19) – Consciousness is fundamental
(40:25) – Lex on human to robot connection
(42:52) – Scent of a Woman is better than “John Wick”
(54:33) – Distinction between coffee and caffeine
(1:20:17) – The science of ‘sleeping on it’
(1:34:10) – Lex on his sleeping schedule
(1:59:14) – Chronotypes
(2:06:44) – How to overcome insomnia
(2:24:07) – Diet and sleep
(2:33:03) – Where do dreams come from?
(2:46:41) – How sleep affects emotions
(2:53:35) – Meaning of life



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