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Author Vernon, Alice, author.

Title Night terrors : troubled sleep and the stories we tell about it / Alice Vernon.

Publication Info. London : Icon Books, 2022.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  154.6 VER    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  154.6 VER    DUE 12-08-23
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Description 272 pages ; 22 cm
Summary A history of dreaming—and the darkest parts of our sleeping lives Ever since she was a child, Alice Vernon has slept strangely. From episodes of sleepwalking to hallucinations of sinister figures in her bedroom, her nights are often eventful and sometimes frightening. She’s not the only one. Drawing on scientific, historical and literary sources, as well as her own experiences, sleep historian Vernon explores the history of our relationship with bad dreams: how we’ve tried to make sense of and treat them, from some decidedly strange ‘cures’, like peacock’s dung and magical mare stones, to research on how video games might help people rewrite their dreams. Along the way we explore the Salem Witch Trials and sleep paralysis, Victorian ghost stories, and soldiers’ experiences of PTSD. Parasomnias are not as uncommon as we think, but we don’t talk about them enough. Night Terrors aims to shine a light on the darkest parts of our sleeping lives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index.
Subject Dreams.
Dreams in literature.
Sleep in literature.
ISBN 9781785787935
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