42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Fun but not educational.,
This review is from: Night School: Wake up to the power of sleep (Hardcover)
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I agree with the other reviewers that this is a well-written and absorbing book, mixing, as it does, a great deal of humorous anecdotal information with scientific fact. I found the diagrams very helpful. However, potential buyers should be warned that the book oversimplifies the sleep/wake cycle by stating that this is totally controlled by the hormone melatonin whilst failing to mention any influence of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and GABA. Its explanations, therefore, would not be sufficient for an A-level student let alone an undergraduate. Similarly, it glosses over the role that lack of sleep plays in mental illness. Night school therefore is fun but not very educational.