The four pillars of sleep: depth, duration, continuity and regularity | Matthew Walker

Parent Episode: Dr. Matthew Walker on Sleep for Enhancing Learning, Creativity, Immunity, and Glymphatic System

A good night's sleep requires four elements, or "pillars," including depth – reflected in the electrical quality of the sleep waves; duration – a sufficient amount of sleep; continuity – uninterrupted sleep; and regularity – a pattern of falling asleep and waking at the same time every day. Shortchanging any one of these pillars can have deleterious effects on our feelings of restfulness and overall health. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker describes the four essential pillars of sleep.

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