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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

$ 25.95

An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.

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.

David K. Randall is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including Dreamland and Black Death at the Golden Gate. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. A senior reporter at Reuters, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

ISBN: 9780393080209

ISBN-10: 9780393080209

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 08/13/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/13/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English


Science / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology

Health & Fitness / Sleep