Journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking and a midnight crash into a wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland, Randall explores the research 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. Among other questions, he looks at whether women sleep differently to men and, if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, whether it counts 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.
About the Author
David K. Randall, a reporter at the Associated Press, has also written for Forbes and The New York Times. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.
Starred review. This fabulous book is likely to address any and all questions you might have about sleep... There's plenty of practical information, like how to overcome insomnia without drugs, how to combat snoring, how to encourage young children to get to sleep and, perhaps most useful, how to bet successfully on professional football games: our circadian rhythms favor West Coast teams over East Coast teams on Monday nights. This is one book that will not put you to sleep.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.4