Product review for Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest
A narcoleptic's tireless journey with the neuroscience of disordered sleep
Whether it's a spell of negative jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all struggled with nights that left us feeling much less than well-rested. But also for some individuals, obtaining a bad night's sleep isn't just a trouble: it's a nightmare. In Sleepyhead, scientific research writer Henry Nicholls utilizes his own experience with chronic narcolepsy as an entrance to better understanding the puzzling, interested, and also relatively uncharted world of rest conditions. We fulfill insomniacs who can not get any type of rest, narcoleptics that can't manage when they rest, and also rest apnea victims who virtually asphyxiate in their sleep. We discover the underlying distinction in between morning larks and evening owls; why our resting practices change as we grow older; as well as the evolutionary relevance of REM rest and also fantasizing. Enchanting, mind-blowing, as well as deeply humanizing, Sleepyhead will certainly aid all of us uncover the tricks of a great evening's rest.