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Introducing Matthew Walker PhD. Health Insights for our Community in Singapore and Beyond.

Updated: 2 days ago

With the internet providing access to so many health experts and talking heads, we often get asked ‘who can be trusted, to watch or follow online, even to enjoy?’ The answer is not always obvious, as those in the media spotlight have their own area of expertise, biases, even their own unique style of presentation.

Whether you are part of our Singapore or global community, in this series of posts we present some of the key online health leaders whose media channels we enjoy.

Meet Matthew walker PhD; the public face of sleep science.

A small disclaimer, we do not necessarily endorse or agree everything that our featured personalities nor their guests might say, but we do enjoy the general direction that they take. Please talk to your doctor, or medical practitioner most familiar with your medical history, before implementing any changes in diet, exercise or lifestyle, especially if you are under treatment.

Good sleep starts with you! Prioritising your own self-care is the vital first step to improving your health and long-term wellbeing. Wherever you are in your journey to health, at The Whole Health Practice we work with you, to turn knowledge and intent into targeted and effective action.

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Matthew Walker PhD / Sleep Diplomat

Dr. Walker holds a degree in neuroscience from Nottingham University, UK, and a PhD in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council, London, UK. He later served as a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, USA, and currently holds the position of Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Additionally, he founded and directs the Center for Human Sleep Science.

Dr. Walker's research focuses on investigating the influence of sleep on human health and disease, for which he has garnered funding from prestigious institutions such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. As a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, he has authored over 100 scientific research studies examining the effects of sleep on human brain function across various populations.

Enjoy our review of his best seller "Why We Sleep"...

Walker Why We Sleep review

Dr Walker does not have his own YouTube channel but his podcast can be found here...

Matthew Walker PhD sleep Singapore

Enjoy this interview with Rich Roll...

Singapore Matthew Walker sleep

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Recommended Introductions

For general health and wellbeing, meet Dr. Rangan Chartterjee.

Dr Gil Carvalho provides easy to understand explanations of the science behind diet and nutrition studies, often cutting through misinformation.

Get moving with running Coach Parry, get mobile and improve your functional fitness Adam Sinicki and Ryan Hurst.

If you want to learn about strength training and sports performance, you might find Dr Layne Norton, Dr Andy Galpin or Brad Shoenfeld PhD to be of interest. For female specific exercise and physiology, meet Dr Stacy Sims.


Related Studies

Heller HC, Herzog E, Brager A, Poe G, Allada R, Scheer F, Carskadon M, de la Iglesia HO, Jang R, Montero A, Wright K, Mouraine P, Walker MP, Goel N, Hogenesch J, Van Gelder RN, Kriegsfeld L, Mah C, Colwell C, Zeitzer J, Grandner M, Jackson CL, Roxanne Prichard J, Kay SA, Paul K. The Negative Effects of Travel on Student Athletes Through Sleep and Circadian Disruption. J Biol Rhythms. 2024 Feb;39(1):5-19. doi: 10.1177/07487304231207330. Epub 2023 Nov 18. PMID: 37978840.

Vallat R, Berry SE, Tsereteli N, Capdevila J, Khatib HA, Valdes AM, Delahanty LM, Drew DA, Chan AT, Wolf J, Franks PW, Spector TD, Walker MP. How people wake up is associated with previous night's sleep together with physical activity and food intake. Nat Commun. 2022 Nov 19;13(1):7116. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-34503-2. PMID: 36402781; PMCID: PMC9675783.

Krause AJ, Simon EB, Mander BA, Greer SM, Saletin JM, Goldstein-Piekarski AN, Walker MP. The sleep-deprived human brain. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2017 Jul;18(7):404-418. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2017.55. Epub 2017 May 18. PMID: 28515433; PMCID: PMC6143346.

Mander BA, Winer JR, Walker MP. Sleep and Human Aging. Neuron. 2017 Apr 5;94(1):19-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.02.004. PMID: 28384471; PMCID: PMC5810920.


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