When Sleep Proves Impossible

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Science  18 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5887, pp. 343
DOI: 10.1126/science.1159339

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Insomniac. By Gayle Greene. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008. 517 pp. $29.95. ISBN 9780520246300.

Drawing on her lifelong affliction with chronic insomnia and her interviews with neurologists, sleep researchers, physicians, psychiatrists, and fellow sufferers, the author weaves a wide-ranging account of the condition, its causes, and potential remedies.