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Dreamland Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

ISBN-10: 0393345866
ISBN-13: 9780393345865
Edition: 2013
Authors: David K. Randall
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Description: Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleepmuch thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into ahallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep.In Dreamland, Randall explores  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleepmuch thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into ahallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep.In Dreamland, Randall explores theresearch that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third ofour 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 certainMonday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if youhappen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder?This book is a tour of theoften odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on inthe peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same wayagain.

David K. Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters and has also written for the New York Times, Forbes, and New York. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

I Know What You Did Last Night
Light My Fire
Between the Sheets
And Baby Makes Three
What Dreams May Come
Sleep on It
The Weapon "Z"
Bumps in the Night
Game Time
Breathe Easy
Counting Sheep
Mr. Sandman
Good Night
Acknowledgments
Bibliography

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