PDF or EBOOK The Nocturnal Brain ´ Guy Leschziner
Oes not truly xistI found having some background in neuroanatomy neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry very helpful in parsing out much of the information presented Although this background is not reuired to njoy this book I found the knowledge deepened the utility of this book for meMost of us have had transient issues with sleep but some of us suffer greatly because of one or sleep disorders Careful diagnosis is important and then following through and trying a variety of both pharmacological and behavioural treatments can help minimize the impact that sleep issues has on our work leisure health and social relationshipsSleep disorders are no laughing matter but I could not resist the following pic Thankfully I have never had any issues in sleeping I put my head on the pillow and almost always I am asleep within a few minutes I sleep deeply too I missed the ntire Great Storm in 1987 and was totally oblivious to a massive lightning storm that struck an oak tree opposite where I lived My father has always called it a short course in deathSleep is ssential to our health but no one can say with any conviction xactly why we need it If we are sleep deprived then there is a finite time that we can survive hence why it is used as a form of torture So what happens to our brain at night A lot of what we can learn about the brain when it is resting is by studying those that struggle with all manner of sleep related issuesGuy Leschzineris well placed to The Magic Rolling Pin explain these sleep issues as he is the head of the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy s and St Thomas s Hospitals In this book hexplains the various types of disorders that he has come across such as sleepwalking apnoea night terrors and narcolepsy through the stories of the people that he has met and treated Some of the things that these people have to suffer sound horrendous paralysis tremors and hallucinations for Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, example The story of a lady who would wake in the middle of the night and drive around whilst asleep and be utterly unaware what she was doing is terrifyingThis book by Leschziner is a fine addition to the discussion and understanding of this little understood habit that we have to undertakevery day for our health His compassionate writing about the people that he is treating will help those that have been suffering from insomnia and other sleeping disorders to understand that they are not alone There are several books out there now about sleeping Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker is a really good Not Without a Fight explanation of why we need sleep and this accessible book is a fine addition to the knowledge of sleep The grumpus23 23 word commentary Captivating medical stories like Oliver Sacks but from the world of sleep If you have sleep issues don t despair it could Res Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking Out of sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock’s days and nightsThen there are thextreme cases A woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed unlocks her car and drives for several miles before returning to bed The man who has spent decades cleaning out kitchens while “sleep ating” The teenager prone to the serious yet.
An interesting and thought provoking look into many sleep related disorders I was interested in reading this because I have been having trouble sleeping off and on and was curious to see what would be offered in the way of information I found it wasn t until the last chapter that this was discussed but the actual stories presented before that chapter were fascinatingSleep ating sleep driving sleep The Unseen Wonder eating andven sleep sex Seems like some mammals these people are the victims of a brain that is only half asleep The actual cases are presented how the symptoms manifested their struggle for answers and what The Management Bible effect this has had on their lives The chapter on sleep apnea was uite scary and many people could have it without knowing There was also rather disorders presented which were beyond challenging for all involvedSeems 1 invery 10 persons are inflicted with some type of insomnia Their are Zu schnell explanations and some suggested ways to counter this All in all I m glad I read this so many interesting cases presented and written in a manner that wasasy to read and understand Rating 35Most of us are aware of sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome Some of us have family members who sleepwalk or sleep talk and most of us have probably had Sleepless (Bird of Stone, episodes of insomnia In this book Dr Leschziner covers all of these conditions For those who misses Oliver Sack s knowledge about neuroscience and his ability to convey his knowledge into words read this book I haven t seen a medical doctor that is also proficient in written words in present time since When Breath Becomes Air 45 interesting informative and compassionate stars Thank you to Netgalley the author and St Martin s Press for an copy of this book in xchange for an honest review This book was released in July 2019 Dr Leschziner is a neurologist and a specialist in a variety of sleep disorders He comes across as humble intelligent compassionate and very knowledgeable about his field He is the type of doctor that I am sure sufferers of sleep disorders are xtremely grateful to find He works in two clinic in the UKThis book is a treasure trove of information on a wide variety of sleep disorders from the very common but troublesome disorders of insomnia and sleep apnoea to less common restless leg sexsomnia narcolepsy circadian rhythm disorder and a fascinating condition known as Klein Levin syndrome that renders young people hypersomnic derealized constantly famished and sexually pre occupied Dr L presents case studies of all these conditions and and delves into the physical and psychological impact of these disorders on people s lives He also presents a very interesting case of a personality disordered partner who abuses their spouse and lies about sleep talking that A renowned neurologist shares the true stories of people unable to get a good night’s rest in The Nocturnal Brain Nightmares Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep a fascinating xploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders For Dr Guy Leschziner’s patients there is no rest for the weary in mind and body Insomnia narcolepsy night terrors apnea and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep and their xperiences in trying are the stuff of nightma.
E worse Like Oliver Sacks the author is both a neurologist and talented writer Also like Oliver Sacks but unlike most doctors and doctor books he does not regard the person who suffers from a disorder as being primarily the disorder Neither of them would Invisible (The Curse of Avalon ever think of someone as autistic but as a person with autism And both of the An interesting read in the vein of the Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat about the outer shores of sleep weirdness people who sleep ride motorbikes or act out incredibly bizarre dreams or have constantly shifting body clocks for no reason The author writes with a lot of compassion and humanity about his patients for whom it s impossible not to feel sorry there are some utter hells onarth being lived through and the Yummy Supper effects of notnough sleep are utterly horrible Do yourself a favour get to bed arlier and no screens for heaven s sake It was a tad heavy on the neuroscience for me which it says on the tin so this is a feature not a bug but not overwhelmingly and the author sensibly doesn t burden the storytelling parts with the bits about receptors Overall an njoyable and interesting read with one story in here so good that I actually shouted You WHAT while reading in an Deep Listening empty room I won t spoil it here but I will be recounting it in the pub a lot I had an ARC from the publisher I love this book in concept and it definitely wasn t lacking in the data or factual basis departments However Leschziner crafts his work in a non popular science manner in that readability of the concepts and case studies isn t necessarily tailored to an average knowledge base While I didnjoy reading some of the case studies and the bizarre symptoms of the patients as well as theories of what was causing these symptoms on a neurological level the organization of the information was confusing and resulted in a choppy kind of reading process It felt like a collection of cases than a book with of a narrative or agenda which I respect but it nds up interfering with the progression of the book instead of adding onto the collected sleep disordersIn general it had a lot of good information that was introduced in a way that did not allow for the book to reach its potential for meThank you to Netgalley and St Martin s Press for the ARC A look at sleep disorders from the perspective of a neurologist when most of my previous knowledge about sleep being a respiratory therapist came from the perspective of pulmonologists This was interesting as the author told stories of people he had as patient with unusual sleep disorders and how the problem was addressed If you are interested in sleep or have any sleep issues you might find this fascinating Also it is not technical so you probably with find it was readin. Unfortunately nicknamed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome stuck in a cycle of xcessive unconsciousness binge ating and uncharacteristic displays of aggression and hypersexuality while awakeWith compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions Dr Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest that will not only maintain our physical and mental health but improve our cognitive abilities and overall happines.
PDF or EBOOK The Nocturnal Brain ´ Guy Leschziner
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Guy Leschziner is a consultant neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London where he leads the Sleep Disorders Centre one of the largest sleep services in Europe and a reader in neurology at King’s College London He also works at London Bridge and Cromwell Hospitals Alongside his clinical work he is the presenter of the Mysteries of Sleep series on BBC Radio 4 is editor of the fo