Wide Awake : What I Learned About Sleep from Doctors, Drug Companies, Dream Experts, and a Reindeer Herder in the Arctic Circle Paperback
A fourth-generation insomniac, Patricia Morrisroe decided that the only way she'd ever conquer her lifelong sleep disorder was by becoming an expert on the subject.
So, armed with half a century of personal experience and a journalist's curiosity, she set off to explore one of life's greatest mysteries: sleep.
Wide Awake is the eye-opening account of Morrisroe's quest - a compelling memoir that blends science, culture, and business to tell the story of why she - and millions of others - can't sleep at night.
Over the course of three years of research and reporting, Morrisroe talks to sleep doctors, drug makers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, hypnotherapists, 'wake experts', mattress salesmen, a magician, an astronaut, and even a reindeer herder.
A mesmerising mix of personal insight, science and social observation, Wide Awake is for the millions who suffer from sleepless nights and hazy caffeine-filled days.
A humorous, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful book is an essential bedtime companion.
It does, however, come with a warning: reading it may promote wakefulness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 03/03/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340936566