Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

W. W. Norton & Company - Randall never gave sleep much thought. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In dreamland, randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.

Like many of us, journalist David K. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, sometimes disturbing, does that count as murder?This book is a tour of the often odd, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep.

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep - That is, until he began sleepwalking. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. 10 illustrations Used book in Good Condition.

Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World

Basic Books - Tracing sleep's transformation since the dawn of the industrial age, social and medical history, Reiss weaves together insights from literature, and cutting-edge science to show how and why we have tried and failed to tame sleep. Basic. We are hardly the first people, Reiss makes clear, to chafe against our modern rules for sleeping.

A stirring testament to sleep's diversity, Wild Nights offers a profound reminder that in the vulnerability of slumber we can find our shared humanity. But for most of human history, practically no one slept this way. In lyrical prose, sleepwalking preachers, he leads readers from bedrooms and laboratories to factories and battlefields to Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond, hibernating peasants, slaves who led nighttime uprisings, spectacularly frazzled parents, telling the stories of troubled sleepers, rebellious workers, cave-dwelling sleep researchers, and utopian dreamers.

Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World - By peeling back the covers of history, Reiss recaptures sleep's mystery and grandeur and offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today. Why the modern world forgot how to sleepwhy is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, its tacitly accepted rules, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly? In Wild Nights, sleep-obsessed society, Benjamin Reiss finds answers in sleep's hidden history--one that leads to our present, and their troubling consequences.

Today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents.

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - The book describes dramatic breakthroughs in our knowledge of how sleep occurs, what it does, and what happens to our health if we do not have enough. Oxford University Press. The authors consider the impact of modern society, examining the relationship between sleep and our 24/7 culture. Basic. Why do we need sleep? what is sleep? what happens when we don't get enough? This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, a look at sleep through the human lifespan, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders.

The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep

Dell - Taking us on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind, Dr. Dement reveals the price paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, traffic-fatigue-related accidents responsible for a full third of all traffic accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. William C. Offering a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, and jet lag, snoring, sleep disorder Web sites, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, helpful methods for combating insomnia, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, full information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, THE PROMISE OF SLEEP includes self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, and more.

Dell. Sleep better, live longer with the groundbreaking information and step-by-step program in this revolutionary book. Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, exercise, more influential than diet, or heredity. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr.

The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep - Oxford University Press. Basic. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. Dement reveals the price we have paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages.

The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream

Basic Books - In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journalist Andrea Rock traces the brief but fascinating history of this emerging field. She then takes us into modern sleep labs across the country, asking the questions that intrigue us all: Why do we remember only a fraction of our dreams? Why are dreams usually accompanied by intense emotions? Can dreams truly spark creative thought or help solve problems? Are the universal dream interpretations of Freud and Jung valid? Accessible and engaging, The Mind at Night shines a bright light on our nocturnal journeys and tells us what the sleeping mind reveals about our waking hours.

Dell. Oxford University Press. Psychologists and philosophers have long grappled with the mysteries of dreaming, and now-thanks largely to recent innovations in brain imaging -neuroscientists are starting to join the conversation. Basic.

Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy

Mill Pond Swan Publishing - Yet, narcolepsy was a wake-up call for Julie. Her illness propelled her onto a journey she never imagined from lying paralyzed on her apartment floor to dancing euphorically at a nightclub; from the classrooms of Harvard Medical School to the start line of the Boston Marathon. Winner of the san francisco book festival Award for Biography/Autobiography, Wide Awake and Dreaming is a revealing first-hand account of dreams gone wrong with narcolepsy.

Used book in Good Condition. Julie flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. Basic. Dell. It s the brave story of one woman trampling over barriers and finding light in the darkest of circumstances.

Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy - Oxford University Press. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake.

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Harmony - She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. In the sleep revolution, arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream.

Dell. Oxford University Press. Harmony. Used book in Good Condition. Basic. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, our job performance, with profound consequences to our health, our relationships and our happiness.

Co-founder and editor in chief of the huffington post arianna Huffington shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives,  our personal lives--and even our sex lives in this New York Times bestseller. The result is a sweeping, to the role of dreams in our lives,  to the consequences of sleep deprivation,  diabetes, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain,  and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time - In today's fast-paced,  perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, always-connected, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The sleep revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Scribner - Oxford University Press. A new york times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” Financial Times from the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the guardian said, healthier, walker explains “how a good night's shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, happier, slimmer, and ward off cancer.

With two appearances on cbs this morning and fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, mood and energy levels, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, regulate hormones, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, prevent cancer, and increase longevity.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. Used book in Good Condition. Harmony. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of atul gawande, and sherwin Nuland, Andrew Solomon, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” The New York Times Book Review.

Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent.

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success

Rodale Books - Dell. With his 14-day sleep makeover, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, you’ll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp.

Used book in Good Condition. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible. That’s what shawn stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete.

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success - Basic. Harmony. When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Rodale Pr. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stay productive, stave off disease, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. Oxford University Press. Sleep smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.

In sleep smarter, stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body, until he decided there must be a better way.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

Berkley - Rodale Pr. Chris winter will help you…   • understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, student, or overcommitted parent• think outside the box to better understand ways to treat a multitude of conditions—from insomnia to sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders• Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep technology and understand its value as it relates to your own sleep struggles   Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process• Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood and used incorrectly—and how you can achieve your best sleep without them• Incorporate sleep and napping into your life—whether you are a shift worker, Dr.

Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10, 000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Harmony. With cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, pain, The Sleep Solution will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, and fatigue.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It - Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert W. Dell. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need.

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Allan hobson investigates his own dreams to illustrate and explain some of the fascinating discoveries of modern sleep science, while challenging some of the traditionally accepted theories about the meaning of dreams. He reveals how dreaming maintains and develops the mind, why we go crazy in our dreams in order to avoid doing so when we are awake, and why sleep is not just good for health but essential for life.

Harmony. Used book in Good Condition. J. Focusing on dreaming to explain the mechanisms of sleep, this book explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting theories in psychoanalysis, and how it is helping our understanding of the causes of mental illness. Basic. Dell. Allan hobson provides a new and increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain.

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction - What is dreaming, and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Replacing dream mystique with modern dream science, J. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Rodale Pr.