It is Friday and the Mayan doomsday is upon us. But if you still need something to read while you wait for the world to end, I am once again linking up with Blonde...Undercover Blonde for Book Club!
This week I read a little non-fiction that is near and dear to me - Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall.
The synopsis from Goodreads.com : "In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children 's bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder?"
My thoughts: As I said this book resonates with me as I have one of the rare sleep disorders described in the book (REM Behavioral Disorder - I act out my dreams and "sleep" with my eyes open when I'm not medicated). So it's always nice to hear about others like you and how they treat it (same as me!). But even if you sleep like a baby, I think anyone would find this book fascinating. They have discovered so much yet so little about sleep, we spend a third of our lives doing it, and remember very little. And ohhh the things you don't realize your body wants to be able to sleep! And all the crazy things that happen to yo if you don't sleep enough, yet can be cured once you "sleep it off". Just fascinating.