Sleep Thieves: An Eye-opening Exploration Into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep

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Free Press, 1996 - Psychology - 304 pages
A look at the facts and folklore of sleep that is mainly concerned with the problems of an increasingly sleep-deprived society, and the effects this has on people's work. The author shows, for example, that the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the space shuttle Challenger disaster were associated with people suffering from sleep deprivation. He also looks at some of the more subtle and insidious effects of sleep loss on our physical and mental health.

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SLEEP THIEVES: An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep

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Forget that early-to-rise myth; getting too little sleep is unhealthful, costly, and downright unproductive, according to this lively, anecdote-laden report on the perils of sleep deprivation. Coren ... Read full review

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As my friends will tell you, I'm still repeating anecdotes from this book several years after I read it. It's one of the most useful and interesting books--on any subject--I've ever read. The author ... Read full review

Contents

Sleep and Consciousness
12
Evolutions Mistake?
36
Cutting Down on Sleep
60
Copyright

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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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