|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Apr 2000|
|Number of Pages:||556|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.25 x 1.5|
Wake up, America! After four decades of sleep research, Dement, the grand old man in this field, wrote this book to penetrate the public consciousness with what is factually known about sleep. He states that the world is living in such a perpetual state of sleep deprivation that we have come to accept it as the norm. Dement makes a convincing case for lack of sleep being the hidden 'cause of many accidents and deaths, including the infamous Exxon Valdez disaster.
His chilling description of the effects of apnea will motivate readers who snore to see their physicians. He also details what is known about dreams, insomnia, and rare, fascinating disorders such as narcolepsy, sometimes in exhaustive detail. The last section details how to regain the healthy sleep many remember from their childhood and includes a list of sleep centers for more serious problems. This title should be a part of all consumer health collections.
[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 8/98.] - Kelly Hensley, Sherrod, East Tennessee State Univ Lib., Johnson City
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