Every person sleeps and experiences dreams, but no two dreams are exactly alike. While we all may know that sleep is important, do we understand why? What exactly does the brain do while the rest of the body is recharging? How can you maximize your sleeping habits to improve your waking life? Find out the answers to these questions and more by exploring the science of sleep through these books, available through the JMRL catalog:
Dreamworking: How to Listen to the Inner Guidance of Your Dreams by Dr. Christopher Sowton, ND – Provides a practical process for connecting your dreams to your life, helping you understand the profound requests that come while you sleep.
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken & How to Fix it by W. Chris Winter, MD – Draws on cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques in a guide to understanding what contributes to sleep problems and how to minimize medication dependency, sharing coverage of subjects ranging from insomnia and sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders.
Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall – Examines the complex world of sleep and discusses whether or not women sleep differently than men and if killing someone while sleepwalking would count as murder.
The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest by Penelope A. Lewis – A highly-regarded neuroscientist explains the lesser-known role of sleep in processing the waking life and making sense of difficult emotions and experiences, drawing on the latest research to offer insight into the important functions of the sleeping brain.
Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep & Dreams by Paul Martin – A scientific exploration of the process of sleep includes coverage of such elements as yawning and sleepwalking, exploring the biological origins of popular myths while drawing links between sleep and health.
12,000 Dreams Interpreted: A New Edition for the 21st Century by Gustavus Hindman Miller & Linda Shields – A revision of Miller’s “10,000 Dreams Interpreted” (with 2,000 additional entries) that offers an enlightening introduction to dream history and types, along with an organized list of symbols and their interpretations.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington – The editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health and the science community’s recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.