Gavin Francis: Sleep Medicine, 29 June 2017
Show More The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night’s Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life by Meir Kryger.
Yale, 330 pp., £20, May 2017, 978 0 300 22408 5Show More
“... but uncomfortable beds aside, there are scores of interwoven reasons people have trouble sleeping. Meir Kryger’s The Mystery of Sleep takes a clinical approach to disentangling some of them. No one can say exactly why we have to sleep, but every organism goes through alternating periods of repose and activity. Some cetaceans, seals and birds ...”