The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep
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, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't, and how we can reclaim the most powerful--and underrated--health miracle of all.
Taking us on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind, Dr. 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. And he offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including...self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need...the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids...the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system...how to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet lag...plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, Web sites, and more.
Taking readers on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind,
Dr. William C. 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. Offering a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, THE PROMISE OF SLEEP includes self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, full information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, helpful methods for combating insomnia, snoring, and jet lag, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, sleep disorder Web sites, and more. -->
What people are saying - Write a review
The promise of sleep: a pioneer in sleep medicine explores the vital connection between health, happiness, and a good night's sleepUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Wake up, America! After four decades of sleep research, Dement, the grand old man in this field, wrote this book to penetrate the public consciousness with what is factually known about sleep. He ... Read full review
Good introduction to the science of sleep, delivered from a practicing physicians point of view. The book also offers some helpful practical advice regarding reducing sleep debt and getting healthy sleep.
I would have enjoyed this book more if Dr. Dement would give insight into the molecular biology and biochemistry of sleep. Barring this quip, the book is definitely worth a read, especially for people who often feel tired.
Long Nights Journey into Day
A Short and Personal History of Sleep Research
Sleep Debt and the Mortgaged Mind
24 other sections not shown