Sleep Thieves (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 3, 1997 - Psychology - 320 pages
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Review: Sleep Thieves: an Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep

User Review  - Yune - Goodreads

No relation to The Dream Thieves, which I'm reviewing the same day. This one's nonfiction, examining the importance of sleep to life (both human and animal) and how people have managed to screw it up ... Read full review

Review: Sleep Thieves: an Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

I was torn between 2&3 stars on this one. Book had a few nuggets of worthwhile tips and covered some interesting studies. I know I need more sleep; we all do as this book clearly(?) indicates. However ... Read full review

Contents

Sleep and Consciousness
13
Evolutions Mistake?
36
Cutting Down on Sleep
60
The Clocks Within Us
80
Riding the Daily Seesaw of Sleepiness
95
Sleepy Teenagers
119
Ondines Curse
141
Sleepless Nights
154
Asleep at the Operating Table
189
Asleep on the Night Shift
206
Asleep in the Sky
225
Are We Chronically Sleep Deprived?
247
What Is Your Personal Sleep Debt?
260
A WakeUp Call
278
General Bibliography
293
Copyright

Sleep and Health
168

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Page xiv - ... the product will be greatly increased. All fully automatics, on account of their very complexity, require attendants of mental capacity greatly increased over that of men who are merely parts of semi-automatics. On People People will not only do what they like to do they overdo it 100 percent. Most people overeat 100 percent, and oversleep 100 percent, because they like it. That extra 100 percent makes them unhealthy and inefficient. The person who sleeps eight or ten hours a night is never...
Page ix - Financial support from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and from the Quebec FCAR foundation is gratefully acknowledged. References 1 Allison, IM, and Hearn, EJ, 1980, "A New Look at the Bending Strength of Gear Teeth,

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About the author (1997)

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

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