Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Night School uncovers the scientific truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how those hours of apparently ‘dead’ time in the dark can transform your waking life.
Based on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments, and the world's largest archive of dream reports, Night School will teach you how to:
Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health, lifespan, and happiness. Professor Richard Wiseman’s authoritative, entertaining new book introduces the powerful new science of sleep - and gives us back the missing third of our days. Welcome to Night School.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and holds Britain's only professorship for the Public Understanding of Psychology
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Good key insights
Left me wanting more
If you want to change your sleeping patterns, worth the read. But gives a convincing argument even if you did not intend to change.
"One half of a very good book"
I'm going to be listening to the back half of this book over and over again. The ongoing research and instructions for lucid dreaming will take time to learn but puts into words something that I have done myself since my teen years.
The idea that your dream life can be a video game of your waking life allowing you to create new paths to go on, to practice and rehearse, and to explore so that you have the opportunity to experience in your waking time a far richer and more confident "time when it counts".
How to succeed in Dreamland without really trying
The beginning of the book covers the history of sleep research, which I think everyone knows. I enjoyed his retelling of Thomas Edison's flexibility with the truth as far as how much he in fact slept. Taking another look at The Wizard of Menlo Park's life as opposed to his legends is pretty common lately but both Peter Noble and author Richard Wiseman gave an especially funny "behind the curtain" look at a not so well known figure in history.
"Excellent book, wonderful narration...."
Exceptionally well narrated and masterly written. Certainly worth a purchase. Peter Noble is awesome...Some extraordinary insights shared in the book on sleep science. A must for all psychology lovers and for all who wanted to know more about sleep. But, the manifesto... described in last chapter , Whew... that looks like a dream... All in all, one of the best top-5 books for me..
"I now try to sleep longer because of this book"
I don't have a problem falling asleep, but I always thought I don't sleep long enough. This book gave me enough information about the danger of not getting sufficient sleep. For example, brains apparently clean up toxins while we sleep. Imagine what happens if we don't sleep enough. This is just one example. Brains do all kinds of other processing tasks that don't happen while we are awake. So, I now trust my brain and let it do what it needs to do, just by sleeping. The book also explains why taking a nap can be so beneficial. The book is full of useful information, and the author has a great sense of humor. The narrator is also excellent. Highly recommended.
excelent. really is something that needed to be studied. the world is full of zombies
"Great information, awesome narrator!"
Absolutely wonderful material! The author presents a great deal of information on the topic of sleep science, and does so in a very easy-to-understand way, as well always keeping it interesting and fun to follow.
The narrator is incredible! He could very easily read the phone book to me, and I would be enthralled.
"Informative with a quirky sense of humour"
Yes, contains a lot of informative facts about sleep and it's effects on our general health and well being.
Calm, cool manner
It's not that kind of book. Perhaps Audible could research the questions posed so that they are appropriate to, for instance, an educational book ?
Thoroughly enjoyable learning book.
Very interesting & worth the read. Had problems sleeping and this booked helped me to figure out why. Also helped with other aspects of my life.... why I was having certain dreams and reoccurring dreams.
We all know that getting enough sleep is essential to good health, and this book confirms that. The content is very practical and not just theory, with instruction on how to maximize your sleep for the greatest personal benefit. It is not a one fits all approach, but is tailored to all different types of sleep patterns. An excellent and motivating read.
Its full of interesting ideas and helpful hints
He did the best he could with a book which is probably better read in print
yes but I fast forwarded sometimes which is a sign that it does not hold my attention
great research, probably best published as magazine articles
"Struggled to finish the book"
Unless you are extensively researching sleep science, I wouldn't recommend this book. It was not an enjoyable listen. To be fair there were some interesting historical accounts of this field.
Cheesy jokes aside, this book was very helpful. I started listening to it to help me adjust to new sleeping hours for an internship and found it inspiring and calming. I purchased the print version a couple of months later, and although easier to reference than the audiobook, the audible version is a relaxing way to fall asleep.
"Well worth a listen"
I have listened to this a few times and will continue to.
Lots of things to try out.
I find it helps me to sleep better.
"A new way to look at sleep"
This book has answered many questions concerning sleep problems,it is extremely well written, and very well read by Peter Noble.
"It'll send you too sleep - in a good way."
The only negative I will note is that I found the narration a touch slow, but once I set it to x1.25 speed I found it perfect.
I would listen to this again - very informative and narrative was relaxing so could listen as I went to sleep
Softly spoken so I could listen as I was going to sleep
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