The Sleepyhead's Bedside Companion Paperback – 4 Mar 2010
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"For more on this fascinating subject, delve between the covers." (BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends)
"Fascinating ... answers a host of nocturnal conundrums." (Daily Mail)
"Everyone should have a jolly good sleep after this." (Vanessa Feltz)
"What could be more welcome than this celebration of the glory of a good night's kip?" (Financial Times)
"A perfect gift." (The Bookseller)
Diverting bedside companion to everything you ever wanted to know about sleep... from the history of the pillow (a sign of moral weakness according to the Elizabethans apparently) to celebrity slumberers, among them a certain Private Godfrey. ("I must have dozed off"). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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There is a section on how not to get a good night's sleep and on the theories behind dreams and nightmares. There are snippetts about beds - design hasn't really changed since humans were invented and the origin of pyjamas - an Indian word. There are sections about sleep research and the effect of lack of sleep on the brain. There is also information about how animals sleep - in the case of dolphins with one side of the brain at a time.
I found it very interesting and picked up lots of information I wasn't aware of before such as that lack of sleep is more dangerous than lack of food. It might not be the best gift for an insomniac friend but it would be a good buy for anyone who likes a lie in.
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