In contrast to Gnap's easygoing Easy Sleep (above), Paupst's commentary on current sleep and dream theories is relatively...

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THE SLEEP BOOK

In contrast to Gnap's easygoing Easy Sleep (above), Paupst's commentary on current sleep and dream theories is relatively staid and more conventional in orientation and format. Citing the findings of sleep lab authorities like Hall (dreams), Dement, and Kleitman, he covers such integral aspects as the importance of pre-sleep rituals, the pitfalls of sleep medications, psychological and physiological sleep disorders; considers helpful techniques such as hypnosis (to end snoring) and biofeedback; and appraises the value of sex as a soporific--good for some but not for everyone. Much of his information on biorhythms and body cycles corresponds to Gatty's in The Body Clock Diet Book (above), an increasingly popular area of investigation, potentially of greater significance in future sleep research. As an all-purpose reference, however, we still prefer Trubo's How To Get a Good Night's Sleep for tone, content, and precise recommendations.

Pub Date: Aug. 23, 1978

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1978