Written by Kevin Morton, Oct. 18, 2011
Dr. Dement, the teacher and inspirational force behind this website and the progress of modern sleep medicine, has recently been featured in a unique series of interviews on the EverydayHealth.com website.
Everyday Health has been bringing a powerful amount of insight into questions about various aspects of health for quite some time. Their method is to contact a group of half a dozen or so experts within the field concerned, and record their responses to some of the most common questions from the public about that field.
When the website began their featured area on sleep health last month, they reached out to us and Dr. Dement, among seven other sleep experts. The result is a valuable blend of professional perspective and experience discussing questions that many people have about sleep.
Some of the questions addressed in the feature include:
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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?
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.
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