The Mystery of Sleep

Dr. Meir Kryger, professor of medicine and clinical professor of nursing

(Yale University Press)

In the past 40 years, scientists have discovered that our sleep (or lack of it) can affect nearly every aspect of our waking lives. Poor sleep could be a sign of a disease, the result of a vitamin or iron deficiency, or the cause of numerous other problems, both sleeping and waking. Yet many people, even medical personnel, are unaware of the dangers of poor sleep. Dr. Meir Kryger, a world authority on the science of sleep, has written this guide to the mysteries of slumber that combines detailed case studies, helpful tables, illustrations, and pragmatic advice.