The Stanford Sleep Book - Now Available To The Public!
The Stanford Sleep Book has been the core textbook of Stanford Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but has never been made widely available outside of the class until now.
Written by Dr. William Dement, the pioneering father of sleep medicine, the text is filled with the most fundamental discoveries and knowledge accumulated since the field's inception half a century ago. Many of the discoveries came by way of Dr. Dement's own science, and he has colored the text with the stories and the contexts of this history.
From the homeostatic mechanisms that control our sleepiness and alertness, to sleep disorders, dreaming, and the impact this all has on both our everyday lives and society at large, this text has everything you need to make yourself one of the most educated persons about sleep in the world.
William C. Dement, MD, PhD is regarded as the world's leading authority on sleep, sleep deprivation, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
The study of sleep became a true scientific field in 1953 when Dr. Dement was able to make the first all-night, continuous recordings of brain and eye activity during sleep. It was a jump into a previously unknown world and, as such, the discoveries poured in for decades.
Amidst the discoveries, Dr. Dement founded the world's first sleep laboratory for patients in 1970 and made it his mission to educate the world about sleep disorders and treat the millions upon millions of people it was now clear were affected by them.
These exploits and more are detailed in small personal vignettes throughout the book.
The Stanford Sleep Book is temporarily unavailable from our site. We will have more copies available for shipping in June 2015.
|5th edition - 455 pages
Preview: Table of Contents | Preface | Introduction
Shipping: USPS Media Mail shipping is free on all orders within the United States. International orders will have the cheapest possible shipping charge added.
Proceeds help support carrying on the tradition of Dr. Dement's Sleep and Dreams class, as well as the continued efforts of this website to provide the best educational portal for sleep on the Internet.
Whether you'd like to buy an extra copy for a friend or use the Stanford Sleep Book in a class or workshop, the following discounts are applied to all orders of multiple books:
|2-4||10% off | $54 ea|
|5-9||15% off | $51 ea|
|10-14||20% off | $48 ea|
|15-19||25% off | $45 ea|
|20+||30% off | $42 ea|
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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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The information found on this page and throughout this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it may prove useful and empowering, it is NOT intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgments of healthcare practitioners.
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