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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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.
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 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.
"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.
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
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.
"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.
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.
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
Night school is the first book i have listened too on Audible and it has set the standard for me.
Myth busting and experiments results. this is another example of 'it couldn't be done... until someone did it'
A fascinating and very relevant book, with all you need to know past and present on sleep, its effects and surrounding issues. One to add to the collection
"Sent me to sleep! Perfect!"
Definitely recommend this audio version - I couldn't keep my eyes open listening to the dreary voice of the narrator! Loved the snoozing zzz
I'm thinking of listening all over again as I missed chunks out while napping. As a rubbish sleeper I felt it was worth every penny.
Don't change a thing! At first I found the voice annoying until I realised the true value was in his ability to send me to sleep.
Only if they had seats that were big cosy armchairs to have a kip in.
For people like me who have sleep difficulties the audio version is a must-buy!
the night school metaphor is a weak title, carrying it right through the book style v poor choice
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.
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