Wild Nights

Wild Nights

Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly? In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss finds answers in sleep's hidden history--one that leads to our present, sleep-obsessed society, its tacitly accepted rules, and their troubling consequences.Today we define...

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Title:Wild Nights
Author:Benjamin Reiss
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ISBN:0465061958
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

Wild Nights Reviews

  • Josie
    Apr 01, 2017
    Some pretty interesting parts about sleep. He got preachy in the chapter on children's sleeping, so I skimmed that! ...
  • TC
    May 14, 2017
    I found this book very tedious. It was like he had to keep repeating himself to fill pages. And now I'm asking myself did I learn anything? What was his point?...
  • JL
    Apr 25, 2017
    Expected much more of a neurologic/somatic discussion. Instead got detailed discussions of Walden Pond, societal histories, planned communities. Didn't explain how/why we sleep, nor how the brain/body react to sleep. Disappointing. ...
  • Janis Mills
    Apr 17, 2017
    Great history of sleep. This book might explain why I cannot sleep a solid 8 hours....
  • Ann Rufo
    May 04, 2017
    You know how some people get upset when they think about all the hours of life we waste sleeping? I am not one of these people. You know how some people get really angry if they haven't eaten and they're really hungry? I am one of those people but instead of needing to eat, it's needing to sleep (an...
  • Sara
    May 10, 2017
    Deftly weaving literature with science, Reiss takes an in depth look at our culture's past and present structure and attitudes about how, when and why we sleep....
  • Scottsdale Public Library
    May 14, 2017
    Deftly weaving literature with science, Reiss takes an in depth look at our culture's past and present structure and attitudes about how, when and why we sleep. -Sara G....