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Inside this Book – One night, not long ago, a man found himself collapsed in a hallway, clutching his leg like a wounded bear. As his curses and howls echoed through the walls of his apartment on an otherwise silent Tuesday night, a thought passed across his brain: something had gone wrong. It was after midnight. He was not supposed to be in this position, on his back on a hardwood floor, and he was definitely not supposed to be in this much pain. He lay there, hurt and confused, not knowing what had happened, since his last memory was laying his head down on a pillow in the bedroom thirty feet away. That man was me. It had never occurred to me, before that moment, that falling asleep could lead to injury. But there I was, in my boxers, piecing together the last few hours of my life like a disheveled detective who came late to a crime scene. Three things were immediately clear: 1) I had crashed into a wall in my apartment while sleepwalking; 2) I don’t sleepwalk with my arms out in front of me like a zombie, which is a pity because 3) sleepwalking into a wall really hurts.
Inside this book –Dreamland PDF Book by David K. Randall – If you wanted to find Roger Ekirch for most of the 1980s and 1990s, the first and best place to look was between the gray stone walls of the Virginia Tech University library. A young professor of history who taught courses about life in the early United States, Ekirch spent most of his days giving lectures to undergraduates about the early slave trade or the once-booming pirate economy of the Atlantic. But whenever he could, he sequestered himself among the rare- book collection. It was there that he could indulge a topic that had intrigued him since graduate school: the history of the night. At the time, most historians would have readily agreed that human activity after the sun went down was reduced to “no occupation but sleep, feed and fart,” as Thomas Middleton, a playwright who was friends with Shakespeare, once so eloquently put it. But Ekirch continued the lonely work of prying open the pages of mildewing books, noting any hints that something interesting happened after the close of each day. He didn’t know he was on the path of a major breakthrough that would change our conception of how the human brain is built for sleep. He was a history professor, after all, whose only understanding of sleep consisted of knowing that he liked it.
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- Full Book Name – Dreamland
- Author of this Book – David K. Randall
- Language – English
- Book Genre – Non-Fiction, Health, Psychology, Medicine
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