A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night’s Sleep
Dr. Dement was one of the earliest specialists in sleep science, and he was the founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center. Besides providing excellent, cutting edge information on the importance of sleep, The Promise of Sleep chronicles the beginnings of sleep science by one of the very people who was present at the start.
For instance, in early sleep studies, it was hard to get clearance for women to sleep over in the labs with male sleep techs, so a lot of the early research was done on Dr. Dement’s wife!
Dr. Dement was also the discoverer of REM sleep, and he tells wonderful, self-effacing stories about his pioneering research. Plus, you get excellent information on how to improve your own sleep architecture (that’s a helpful phrase you’ll learn in the book).
Researchers are finding that sleep is irreplaceably important to every system in your body. This book will help you develop good sleep habits and a healthy sleep environment that will help you in every area of your life.