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The Resource Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world, Benjamin Reiss

Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world, Benjamin Reiss

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Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world
Title
Wild nights
Title remainder
how taming sleep created our restless world
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Reiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Humans have slept since the dawn of our species. And yet the way humans sleep across history has changed dramatically, most disastrously in our own modern era. For the last two centuries sleep, the industrialized West has reduced sleep to one narrow definition: hours of unbroken slumber, in a private chamber, alone or with at most one additional partner. And this artificial cultural definition is now spreading around the world. We've gained much from this sleeping revolution--privacy and security and independence--but along the way added a whole new host of problems: the explosion of sleep disorders, sleep anxieties, and life-style diseases connected to exhaustion and sleeplessness; the devastating rise in addiction to both sleeping pills and caffeine; the nightmarish nightly-battles faced by parents enforcing artificial 'bed times' for children. Our modern world may be founded on taming sleep; and yet our collective exhaustion reveals the extraordinary costs we've all paid"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reiss, Benjamin
Dewey number
616.8/4982
Index
index present
LC call number
RC547
LC item number
.R446 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Label
Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world, Benjamin Reiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1713831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780465061952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1713831
  • (OCoLC)953806255
Label
Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world, Benjamin Reiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1713831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780465061952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1713831
  • (OCoLC)953806255

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