Getting A Copy (or Copies) Of The Stanford Sleep Book

The Stanford Sleep Book - Newly Available To The Public!

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The Stanford Sleep Book has been the core textbook of Stanford Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but has never been made available to the wider public 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.

A great resource for:

  • Individuals looking to self-educate to a fuller understanding of how their bodies work throughout the entire day, or equip themselves with the knowledge they need to combat persistent fatigue and sleep disorders.

  • Groups looking to hold workshops or seminars to make the professions they work in a safer environment. Whether it be in transportation, medical services, or any other profession with long hours or shift work, knowledge of sleep and alertness can make an enormous impact in safety and performance.

  • And especially, teachers looking to offer a class about sleep. It has long been Dr. Dement's dream that sleep education would hold a place more proportional to its impact on our lives in high schools and colleges around the world. Sharing this relatively new science with students will make the world a better place, and we thank you for your efforts!

About The Author: Dr. Dement - The Father Of Modern Sleep Medicine

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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.

For more info see: Biography on SleepQuest | Tribute To Our Professor

Ordering The Stanford Sleep Book

Launch Special - Signed Copies Of The SSB

To celebrate the initial public offering of the Stanford Sleep Book, the first 100 orders will receive signed copies of the text. Dr. Dement has inscribed his name on the inner cover for those first crusaders who take the leap into educating themselves and the world about sleep health.

Please note: If you are ordering in bulk and are in time for this launch special, to preserve signed copies for other parties 1 in every 10 of your books will be signed.

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Price:
$60.00
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.

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Bulk Discounts

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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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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How This Site Was Made

In 2007 I discovered a guide to website building that would change my life. After learning from it diligently, it would eventually empower me to help Dr. Dement take his life's mission of spreading education about sleep health to the online world. Now, several years later, this site reaches over 100,000 visitors per month and counting.

The results are due in large part to the methods taught in that guide, and they are replicable for others who have knowledge of a subject they would like to share with the masses. I've detailed some of my journey here for those who might be interested.

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