Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

By David K. Randall

This is a very easy to read book about the science of sleeps, which is not well developed. Whatever is known is simplified for the lay reader and written in an engaging way. It has interesting stories about sleepwalking (and other parasomnias), about where the baby should sleep, about the importance of sleep in war and work, and how we are not really good at evaluating the quality of our sleep. Also, toward the end, there is a list of things one can do to improve their sleep. [290 pp., including notes.]

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