The nocturnal brain : nightmares, neuroscience and the secret world of sleep / Guy Leschziner.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1471176355 9781471176357 (hbk.) :
For Guy Leschziner's patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnoea, and sleepwalking are just a sample of the conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep - and their experiences in trying to are the stuff of nightmares. Demonaic hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds, revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest that will not only maintain our physical and mental health, but also improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness.
353 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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