Sleep Thieves

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 3, 1997 - Psychology - 320 pages
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An eye-opening and engrossing exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep and sleeplessness from the bestselling author of The Intelligence of Dogs.

Is there some way to determine if you are getting enough sleep?

Do dogs and cats dream?

What are the ways to help children sleep through the night?

What role did sleep deficit play in the loss of the space shuttle Challenger and the nuclear accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island?

Why is the shift to Daylight Savings Time dangerous?

Why do many sleeping medications actually make insomnia worse?

What was Leonardo da Vinci’s technique for getting by with only an hour and a half of sleep each day?

The answers to these questions are in this fascinating and provocative book that will change the way you think about sleep.
 

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

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Simply put: a very valuable book on our nocturnal routine and its importance. Probes questions like “why do we sleep?” and “why are we the way we are without sleep?” Investigates sleep states, sleep ... 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 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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