Dreamland (Hardcover)

Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

By David K. Randall

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393080209, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/5/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (12/5/2012)

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In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children's bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers' odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder?

This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You'll never look at your pillow the same way again.