Sleepless review: Exploring the creative possibilities of the night

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Biochemical changes in the brain at night can free us to explore our creative selves

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Sleepless
Annabel Abbs
John Murray Press (UK, out now); G. P. Putnam’s Sons (US, 14 February)

MUCH ink has been spilled on sleep in popular science books (and in this magazine). We know how a lack of it can expose us to neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, as well as corrupt memory and the ability to regulate emotions. We also know how many hours we need and how “sleep hygiene” is key…



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