The Mystery of Sleep

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“The Mystery of Sleep” by Meir Kryger, MD, Yale University Press, 2017

This is a very well written and highly readable review of why we sleep and what problems can prevent us from doing so effectively. Most chapters deal with an individual sleep problem. Some are particular sleep parasomnias and others are behavioral or environmental issues. Each chapter starts with the presentation of a particular patient and their symptoms and issues, segues to a discussion of the condition presented and then comes back to the resolution of the patient’s problem. (This is actually a great way to deal with the various problems that can affect sleep while maintaining human interest. Kudos to the author for coming up with a wonderful presentation format.)

Highly recommended for general interest.