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I need to find a good book on sleep research - this was the best my local library had to offer me. The 101 questions that a supposed young reader would ask about sleep didn't strike me as so apt, though; "How do I know I'm getting enough sleep?" "Are sleep disorders a sign of depression?" and "What is periodic limb movement syndrome (PLMS) and how is it treated?" Pretty sure she didn't field these from any curious young folk. What I want to know is: What happens, physiologically, at each state o ...more
Dec 16, 2010 Trena rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lay Readers Looking for Basic Info on Sleep
This is a simply written book aimed at a non-medical population about the physical, neurological, and psychological aspects of sleep. I happened to glance at it on the library shelf when getting another book so I picked it up, as I am convinced I have an abnormal amount of REM sleep with endless dreams that leave me exhausted after a long night of them. It didn't really help with my hypochondria, but I found it well-written and surprisingly scientifically thorough (in a simplistic way), with ref ...more