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APRIL 29, 2009
All About Sleep: From A to Zzzz by Elaine Scott
Did you know that bats sleep for 20 hours a day? That dolphins “sleep” with one eye closed and one eye open, and swim? That birds can fly while asleep? That people have driven cars, walked on construction equipment, and even committed murder while asleep?  All of these fascinating facts are found in this book. It goes on to talk about the chemistry in the brain, and how humans respond to light and dark. It also talks about what happens when we sleep. There is a lot more to sleep than just lying on your pillow.
 Sleeping is an important part of our overall health, and if we don’t get enough of it, some people can become delirious and imagine such things as aliens abducting them. This is part of an overactive imagination, and an overly tired brain. While we sleep, our brains are still working, and in some of the different stages of sleep, we tend to move around a lot. In the deeper stages of sleep, this is when our dreams occur. Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. Scientists have discovered that some people have even conducted experiments while in this stage of deep sleep!! Scientists are still trying to find out all the things that sleep means. This is a fun, informative book that is easy to read. The illustrations add a lot of humor to the information. Recommended for students in grades 5-8.
 

 

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