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"Energetic and immensely readable, this is as good a popular science book as I have read."
"Everything you could possibly wish to know about sleep, lack of sleep, dreams, sleepwalking, nightmares, snoring, napping, and sudden sleep death syndrome. Marvellous."
"A fascinating account of what happens during the dark third of our lives."
"Martin weaves literary references to sleep, up-to-date science, and his own philosophical musings and creates an engaging and fascinating read."
—Liz Hollis, Health & Fitness
"Wide-ranging and informed."
—Jim Horne, New Scientist
|1||A third of life||3|
|4||The golden chain||74|
|5||The shapes of sleep||89|
|7||Strange tales of erections and yawning||132|
|8||Friends and enemies of sleep||142|
|9||The children of an idle brain?||173|
|10||A second life||197|
|11||From egg to grave||221|
|12||The reason of sleep||240|
|16||And so to bed||315|
|17||An excellent thing||330|
Posted November 9, 2009
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