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The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night's Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life Hardcover – March 21, 2017

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"Kryger, a professor at Yale Medical School, is a leader in the field of sleep medicine, and has treated more than thirty thousand patients with sleep problems during a career that spans four decades. He draws on this voluminous clinical experience in his book, which is an authoritative and accessible survey of what is known, what is believed, and what is still obscure about normal patterns of sleep and the conditions that disrupt it."—Jerome Groopman, New Yorker

“Ably marries science with a doctor’s advice.”—Publishers Weekly

"This book introduces readers to the topic of sleep, raises awareness of the effects of sleep disorders on people’s lives, and empowers people to use the tools in the book to recognize sleep problems and to seek help."—Ermal Bojdani, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

“Dr. Kryger, winner of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, beautifully describes the enigmatic nature of human sleep from birth through retirement.  A must-read for all sleepers!”—Lauren Hale, Editor-in-Chief, Sleep Health

“This readable book fills an important gap in the popular literature about sleep. Dr. Kryger brilliantly provides patient stories, the background science, and solutions for those suffering from a wide range of these mysterious disorders.”—Max Hirshkowitz, Baylor College of Medicine, author of Sleep Disorders for Dummies

“Meir Kryger is the oracle when it comes to the conundrums of when, why, and how we sleep. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”—Dotun Adebayo, BBC Radio 5

"Sleep is vital to health and well-being. In The Mystery of Sleep, Dr. Meir Kryger, one of the foremost authorities on sleep and sleep disorders, shares his experience, knowledge, and wisdom, showing that if we’re going to truly thrive, we must begin with sleep."—Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

About the Author

Meir Kryger, M.D., is a professor in the Yale School of Medicine and chief editor of the most widely used sleep medicine textbook, Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. He is recognized as a global authority on sleep and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, ABC news, and BBC Radio 5.

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press (March 21, 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 344 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0300224087
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0300224085
  • Item Weight : 1.46 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.12 x 1.12 x 9.25 inches
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