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The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience

The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience

A brilliant new narrative on sleep deprivation - its causes and effects - through the case studies of one of the world's leading experts.

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ISBN 9781471176364
Barcode 9781471176364
Published 1 March 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
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Author(s) By Leschziner, Dr Guy
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ISBN-13 9781471176364
ISBN-10 1471176363
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 1 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Leschziner, Dr Guy
Category Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Sleep Disorders
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 612.821
Catalogue Code 967340

Description of this Book

What happens to our brain at night? Are we really fully asleep and if so how is it that some individuals end up doing what they do? Or can it be the case that perhaps the brain never fully goes to sleep and that in some individuals there is a disconnect between the sleeping part of their brain and the active part of their brain so that the two become confused? Does this happen to all of us in varying degrees and can the reverse be the case too - so that some individuals are actually asleep during the day while appearing to be awake?! In this ground-breaking book, Dr Guy Leschziner takes us on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal brain to illustrate the neuroscience behind nightmares, night terrors and sleep walking.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'The Nocturnal Brain combines two of my favorite things - humanity and medical science. Dr Leschziner weaves wonderful stories that highlight how sleep disorders affect the lives and health of patients and their families. Along the way we are guided into the fantastic science of sleep. What a wonderful journey!' -- Meir Kryger MD FRCPC, Professor, Yale University, author of Mystery of Sleep `With my job on Today, I have become obsessed with sleep. The Nocturnal Brain 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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