Sleep deprivation is a modern-day epidemic. For many people, hectic lives filled with work, family and domestic responsibilities leave little time for sleeping. There is a tendency, particularly for busy people, to think of sleep as lost time, wasted hours when the brain and body lie dormant and passive. Yet we now know that this could not be further from the truth. This book provides a fascinating investigation into the mysteries, myths and magic of sleep, from the factual and academic to the weird and wonderful, and a few bits in between. In the pages ahead you’ll learn what sleep is all about, why it matters and what you can do if it’s not going well for you.