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“If you ever needed convincing that you should get your eight hours of sleep, this is the book! ‘Why We Sleep,’ by Matthew Walker, is both thoughtful and witty, and filled with very interesting scientific evidence to encourage us to make getting our sleep a major Public Health movement.” — MISCHA SCHULER, Portland


Mainers, please email to tell us about the book on your bedside table right now. In a paragraph or two, describe the book and be sure to tell us what drew you to it. As the pandemic lingers, we want to hear what you are reading in these unsettled times and why. Send your selection to [email protected], and we may use it as a future Bedside Table.


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