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Sleepyhead: Narcolepsy, Neuroscience and the Search for a Good Night - Henry Nicholls
Sleepyhead: Narcolepsy, Neuroscience and the Search for a Good Night
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How bad is it really, not to get eight hours of sleep? What happens to our brain when we're sleep deprived? How much sleep should we really be getting? Sleep is something so fundamental that most of us take it for granted, undervalue it, and rarely look directly at it - in the last century, the... show more
How bad is it really, not to get eight hours of sleep? What happens to our brain when we're sleep deprived? How much sleep should we really be getting?

Sleep is something so fundamental that most of us take it for granted, undervalue it, and rarely look directly at it - in the last century, the amount we sleep has fallen by 20%.
Henry Nicholls doesn't have this problem - he suffers from narcolepsy, a disorder he developed at age twenty-one. For the healthy but overworked majority, this might sound like an enviable condition, but for Henry, the inability to stay awake is profoundly disabling.

Through personal reflections, interviews with fellow narcoleptics, insomniacs and neuroscientists, anecdotes from medical history, and insights from art and literature, Henry Nicholls travels through the half-lit world of sleep. He considers how sleep is seen in contemporary culture, and delves into the history of sleep theory: how it was irrevocably damaged by Freud, and how this has created a medical vacuum for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Sleepyhead is a scientific, cultural and autobiographical journey into the hinterlands of sleep, told with penetrating intelligence, humour and gentleness.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781781255872
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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4.0 Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls
TITLE: Sleepyhead: Narcolepsy, Neuroscience and the Search for a Good Night's Rest AUTHOR: Henry Nicholls EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: 4 September 2018 FORMAT: ARC ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-5416-7257-4 _________________________________ NOTE: I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book...
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4.5 Sleepy Head: Narcolepsy, Neuroscience and the Search for a Good Night
As one or two of my BL friends might know, I have narcolepsy; I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago, but it's likely I've had it most of my life - because I don't suffer from cataplexy (the uncontrollable bouts of muscle paralysis), we all just thought I was lazy. That sounds like a jest, but it isn'...
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