"How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?" -- Proverbs 6:9 (NKJV)
Many people avoid sleep, thinking it to be a waste of time. Should you have ever held that thought, I strongly recommend that you read The Twenty-Four Hour Mind to appreciate the many valuable processes that occur during sleep, especially in the last hour or so.
If you are like me, you haven't sought out the various sleep studies to learn what they say. Even if you have, you may not have been able to integrate the knowledge into a total perspective on sleep. If you have any interest in sleep or better health, this book will bless you by filling in such perspectives by one of the most important contributors to the field, Dr. Rosalind Cartwright.
At another level, this is an entertaining book about applying ingenuity to access information that seems unavailable. I was also intrigued by the physical challenges for researchers of staying awake night after night to probe this night-time activity.
If you only read one new book about health this year, I recommend this one.
Brava, Dr. Cartwright!