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What's in the book? While pioneering the field, helping to discover and describe REM sleep, founding the world's first Sleep Disorders Clinic, and making breakthrough finding after finding about sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and delayed sleep phase syndrome, among other things, Dr. Dement was also busy exercising his passion for teaching students (us!) and raising awareness about sleep health.

This year marks his 40th year teaching our class Sleep and Dreams at Stanford University. Several years back Dr. D took the textbook he developed for the course, the Stanford Sleep Book, and condensed it into a brief 8-chapter long mini-book containing only what he thought were the most essential take-home points that could be quickly and practically applied to make a difference in someone's life.

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About This Site

Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.

We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.

In fact, we challenge you to do so! What do you say, are you up for the challenge?

The Stanford Sleep Book

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Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

Preface | Intro | Contents | Get A Copy

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