Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls


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When Henry Nicholls was 21, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy: a medical disorder causing him to fall asleep with no warning. For the healthy but overworked majority, this might sound like an enviable condition, but for Henry, the inability to stay awake is profoundly disabling, especially as it is accompanied by mysterious collapses called cataplexy, poor night-time sleep, hallucinations and sleep paralysis. A writer and biologist, Nicholls explores the science of disordered sleep, discovering that around half of us will experience some kind of sleep dysfunction in our lives. From a CBT course to tackle insomnia to a colony of narcoleptic poodles, his journey takes him through the half-lit world of sleep to genuine revelations about his own life and health.

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Weight 494 g
Dimensions 222 × 144 × 32 mm