Why We Sleep

Why our legs sometimes can't go to sleep, snails become sharp-witted in their slumbers – and other fascinating facts about one of the obscure aspects of life

Original Title: Warum wir schlafen
With illustrations from Nadine Roßa

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 416 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in., 50 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-453-20609-0
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: May 13, 2019
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (76)


Rights sold to: Russia (Popuri)

Albrecht  Vorster - Why We Sleep


The book that at last brings light into the darkness

What is that strange twitching we sometimes feel as we go to sleep? Why do we snore after drinking alcohol? How can we make ourselves dream what we want to dream? And how does lack of sleep affect us?

Albrecht Vorster is a sleep researcher and science slammer – he vividly and entertainingly links the results of the latest research with a host of case examples and everyday situations familiar to all of us. Vorster helps us find out how much sleep we need in order to be fit and why the immune system plays us up if we don't get enough sleep. He explains why sleeping pills are the most popular drug of the masses although they don't work and what really helps in cases of insomnia – and why we have to sleep in the first place.

"an exciting compendium on the topic of sleep. Not the usual guidebook on sleeping, scientific and equally entertaining"

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