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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Vaughan, William C. Dement Narrator: Jeff McCarthy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 2/5/2014

    " Interesting if you want classroom style knowledge of sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shane | 12/15/2013

    " A decent book that covers a lot of ground, written I think by the founder/(former?)-head of the Stanford Sleep Clinic. Good overview about a lot of sleep topics - a little too much coverage on some stuff (eg. older meds) and too little on others. Can find a lot of the info online these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gina | 11/13/2013

    " One of the most interesting medical focused books I have read. Excellent balance between technical information and clarity for a non-medical reader. If you or anyone you love has any issues with sleep at all this book is a must-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fred | 11/11/2013

    " only adequate restful sleep can maintain motivation for creative work. "

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