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Matthew Walker, PhD  

TED Speaker; Sleep Scientist; Professor of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley

Dedicated to the communication of science, Dr. Matthew Walker is an internationally recognized speaker, media discussant. His TED talk was one of the fastest to reach 1M views. He is a frequent feature on mainstream television and radio outlets, including CBS, and the BBC. He is also a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, as well as the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.

With the goal of promoting sleep's critical importance, he speaks at events and forums available to the general public, and offers workshops to business leaders, technology firms, and medical and healthcare professionals. Dr. Walker was the feature of a CBS 60 Minutes special entitled, The Science of Sleep. Dr. Walker has also helped create the recent National Geographic documentary, Sleepless in America, and the PBS NOVA special, Memory Hackers. Most recently, he has contributed to the BBC Horizon documentary, Curing Alzheimer’s.

Previously, Dr. Walker has served as scientific counsel for numerous technology companies, including Hello, Fitbit and Google. Currently, Dr. Walker serves as a scientific advisor to the sleep therapy company, Shuni, the sleep tracking company, Oura, as well as Bryte.

Dr. Walker is also the author of the International Bestseller, "Why We Sleep." It has a singular goal: to reunite humanity with sleep.

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You're Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It's Killing You | WIRED

At TED 2019, neuroscientist Matthew Walker argued that sleep deprivation is having a catastrophic effect on our health and safety—here are all the ways.

Daylight-saving time is deadly: Heart attacks and car crashes spike ...

"That's how fragile and susceptible your body is to even just one hour of lost sleep," sleep expert Matthew Walker, author of "How We Sleep," previously told ...

Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep - The New York Times

The study team, led by Adam J. Krause and Matthew P. Walker of the University of California, Berkeley, had 25 adults come into the lab on two occasions to ...

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