About the book
Sleep is without a doubt the most important activity in our lives. Sleep keeps us fit and healthy, and ensures that we function. After a night of sleep, we feel more energetic, sharper and happier than after a bad night. Young parents are often at their wits’ end, just like people with intrinsic sleeping problems. On top of that, sleep issues often go paired with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and psychosis. But why is sleep so essential for our mental wellbeing? And if it’s so important that we rest, why do we dream so vividly?
In Night’s Rest psychologist and sleep researcher Dalena van Heugten unravels the mystery surrounding sleep. Writing in a clear style, she explains the functions of sleeping and dreaming based on fascinating clinical examples and reveals the most recent scientific developments she and her colleagues around the world are working on. A dazzling book full of new insights about the fundamental importance of sleeping and dreaming.