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|Call Number||Location||Status||Due Date|
|612.821 WAL||Adult Nonfiction||In|
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Part 1. This thing called sleep. To sleep ... -- Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin : losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm -- Defining and generating sleep : time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952 -- Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain : who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much? -- Changes in sleep across the life span -- Part 2. Why should you sleep?. Your mother and Shakespeare knew : the benefits of sleep for the brain -- Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records : sleep deprivation and the brain -- Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life : sleep deprivation and the body -- Part 3. How and why we dream. Routinely psychotic : REM-sleep dreaming -- Dreaming as overnight therapy -- Dream creativity and dream control -- Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed. Things that go bump in the night : sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep -- iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps : what's stopping you from sleeping? -- Hurting and helping your sleep : pills vs. therapy -- Sleep and society : what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right -- A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : to sleep or not to sleep -- Appendix : twelve tips for healthy sleep.
New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm