The Promise of Sleep by William C. Dement audiobook

The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep

By William C. Dement and Christopher Vaughan
Read by Jeff McCarthy

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.63 Hours Abridged
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SLEEP BETTER, LIVE LONGER WITH THE GROUNDBREAKING INFORMATION AND STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY AUDIOBOOK    Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep -- and the price of sleep deprivation. Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, takes us on a fascinating tour of the sleeping body and mind, revealing the price we pay for ignoring sleep -- an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. Dr. Dement offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including: self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need; information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids; the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system; how to combat insomnia, snoring, jet-lag; and much more.

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SLEEP BETTER, LIVE LONGER WITH THE GROUNDBREAKING INFORMATION AND STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY AUDIOBOOK

  

Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep -- and the price of sleep deprivation. Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, takes us on a fascinating tour of the sleeping body and mind, revealing the price we pay for ignoring sleep -- an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages.

Dr. Dement offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including: self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need; information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids; the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system; how to combat insomnia, snoring, jet-lag; and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lively…extremely helpful…unlocks the secrets of a good night's sleep.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“Authoritative.”  USA Today
“A wake-up call about the profound effects of sleep and its disorders.”  Science News
“An outstanding book on a surprisingly overlooked subject.”  Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: William C. Dement MD, PhD

Author Bio: William C. Dement MD, PhD

William Charles Dement is a pioneering US sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Research Center, the world’s first sleep laboratory, at Stanford University, where he is also the Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. He’s also founding president of American Sleep Disorder Association. He is a leading authority on sleep, sleep deprivation, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. For this pioneering work in a previously uncharted field, he is sometimes referred to as the Father of Sleep Medicine.

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Author Bio: Christopher Vaughan

Author Bio: Christopher Vaughan

Christopher Vaughan has been a journalist for more than twenty years. He is the author of How Life Begins: The Science of Life in the Womb, named one of the best books of 1996 by the National Association of Libraries. He is also the coauthor of several books, including the national bestseller The Promise of Sleep. He lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife and two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English