Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 393 pages
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Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. 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. Taking readers from military battlefields to children's bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. 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, does that count as murder?This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You'll never look at your pillow the same way again.

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The writing style was great, though, very easy to read. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Harith - Goodreads

If you already did some previous reading (books or lengthy blog posts) on this topic (Why we sleep, how we sleep, why we dream, what happens to the body etc.), chances are that you won't learn a lot ... Read full review

Review: Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

User Review  - Hollowspine - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this funny and informative book on sleep. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about sleeping, something most people find rather boring. I've always had an interest in both what ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

David K. Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters and has also written for the New York Times, Forbes, and New York. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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