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Sleep thieves: an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep

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UBC scientist Stanley Coren takes the reader on an entertaining tour of the weird world of sleep ... and then sets about proving that almost all of us are sleep-deprived, and paying for it with our health. Because of this book, I believe that sleep-deprivation is probably a factor in most cases of chronic pain.

Stanley Coren is an entertaining writer, a skilled science popularizer from my own stomping grounds (Vancouver). Although he is better known for his books about the intelligence of dogs, this book about sleep is just as much fun, and of particular interest to anyone who has ever suffered from insomnia or other sleep disorders. It’s definitely not a self-help guide for insomniacs (see The Insomnia Guide for that), just a really interesting tour of sleep science in general.

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