A woman sound asleep who gets dressed, unlocks her car, and drives for miles; a man who has been raiding the kitchen while "sleep-eating" for decades; a teenager prone to "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome," stuck in a cycle of unconsciousness with binge eating, aggression, and hypersexuality while awake. For the patients of neurologist and sleep physician Guy Leschziner, insomnia, sleepwalking, apnea, narcolepsy, and night terrors are just a sampling of conditions keeping them from sleep. Here he explores the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds, revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest we all need.
"Readers will find Leschziner's stories fascinating, and might even pick up a few tips for getting a more restorative night's sleep in the process."—Publishers Weekly