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Dalena van Heugten

Dalena van Heugten

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Dalena van Heugten is a psychologist at Maastricht University, where she completed a doctorate in disassociation and sleep. She carried out her research at the University of Oxford’s sleep laboratory. In addition to her writing, she connects scientific research with clinical education and clinical practice.


Recent title – English material

Nachtrust (Night’s Rest), 2021

Excerpt from Night's Rest:

What can I add to the range of books about sleep? On the one hand, I want provide insight into the importance of sleep for our mental health. We all know that sleep is good for us, but why exactly is that? On the other hand, I want to go back to the vivid dreams of my childhood. Books about dreams with a scientific basis are rare. Books that couple a scientific explanation for dreams with our mental health are even rarer.