The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep


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$17.99  $16.73
St. Martin's Griffin
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

DR. GUY LESCHZINER is a consultant neurologist and sleep physician, and clinical lead for one of the largest sleep services in Europe, based at Guy's Hospital in Central London. He sees patients with a range of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnoea, and nocturnal epilepsy and is actively involved in research and teaching. He has also presented on the radio and have worked in television, all related to sleep.


"The Nocturnal Brain combines two of my favorite things -- humanity and medical science. Dr Leschziner weaves wonderful stories that highlight how sleep disorders affect the lives and health of patients and their families. Along the way we are guided into the fantastic science of sleep. What a wonderful journey!" --Meir Kryger MD FRCPC, Professor, Yale University, author of Mystery of Sleep

"[R]evealing and informative ... 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

"A fine popular-science account of sleep, mostly about when it goes wrong. ... a useful entry in sleep-disorder literature." --Kirkus Reviews

"Leschziner's engaging style strikes just the right balance between storytelling and popular science and will appeal to a broad audience." --Library Journal

"Lively ... Whether you personally suffer from a sleep disorder, love someone who does, or simply enjoy learning more about the human brain, this fascinating book will definitely not put you to sleep." --Spirituality & Health Magazine