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message 1: by Valerity (Val) (new)

Valerity (Val) Great info! I nearly got that book, as I have a rare sleep disorder.


message 2: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X Valerity (Val) wrote: "Great info! I nearly got that book, as I have a rare sleep disorder."

What disorder? Maybe it is mentioned in the book.


message 3: by HBalikov (new)

HBalikov Very interesting. Thanks!


message 4: by Gayathri (new)

Gayathri I am currently reading this book (not progressing because of other commitments), and I find it to be both fascinating and terrifying. I have never enjoyed a non-fiction as much as this one! Great review :)


message 5: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X Gayathri wrote: "I have never enjoyed a non-fiction as much as this one! Great r..."

I think what makes it so fascinating is that the world of sleep is unknown to us as we are unconscious, yet it is the most familiar thing in all the world. The author explains this great mystery to us and we find that what we thought was really ordinary can be quite strange. Well, that's my take on it anyway!


message 6: by Gayathri (new)

Gayathri Gayathri wrote: "I am currently reading this book (not progressing because of other commitments), and I find it to be both fascinating and terrifying. I have never enjoyed a non-fiction as much as this one! Great r..."

Yeah! He explains it really well, without getting either too technical or dumbing it down.


message 7: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X Gayathri wrote: "Yeah! He explains it really well, without getting either too technical or dumbing it down. ..."

That's why I like Carl Zimmer so much. Mary Roach is a very popular science writer but, to me, she really dumbs things down.


message 8: by Hanneke (new)

Hanneke Fascinating review, Petra! Perhaps it's not a bad idea for me to read the book as I would like to know why I am sleeping so much less in the last years and waking up so damn early nowadays which I never did before. In fact, I was a notorious long sleeper and could even hardly talk before 10 a.m. Does it say anything about that in the book?


message 9: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X Hanneke wrote: "Perhaps it's not a bad idea for me to read the book as I would like to know why I am sleeping so much less in the last years and waking up so damn early nowadays which I ..."

Outside of a disorder, it isn't unusual. It is part of age. Babies sleep the most, old people the least until they get very old (and like babies) again! But read it anyway because it's fascinating.


message 10: by Hanneke (new)

Hanneke Thanks, although that's not good news! But, yes, I'll order it as I find it an interesting subject.


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