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The Secret World of Sleep: Journeys Through the Nocturnal Mind
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The Secret World of Sleep: Journeys Through the Nocturnal Mind (Paperback)

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For those fascinated by neurology and for fans of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat comes a powerful exploration of the mind during night time. Here are the mysteries of sleep, explained - from known conditions to the extreme.



'The Secret World of Sleep interweaves bizarre real life stories with cutting edge neurological science in the true tradition of Oliver Sacks. A fascinating read.' Martha Kearney, BBC Radio 4



World-renowned neurologist and sleep expert, Doctor Guy Leschziner, takes you through various sleep conditions and how they arise and affect people. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors and apnoea are just some of the conditions afflicting those struggling with sleep.



Then there are the extreme cases.



The people frighten into paralysis by hallucinations. The woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed and goes for a drive. The teenager with 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome', stuck in a cycle of excessive unconsciousness. The man who cleans out kitchens while 'sleep-eating'.



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 needed for health and happiness.





Pick of the Best Paperbacks - Sunday Times

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Books of the Year 2019 - Irish Independent



Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiology Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2020 ISBN-13: 9781471176388  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Doctor Guy Leschziner is a world-renowned neurologist at London Bridge Hospital, The Cromwell Hospital and within the Dept of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

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