The Twenty-four Hour Mind illuminates the mysteries of sleep, dreams and sleep disorders. The author posits that the main purpose of sleep and dreaming is to help us cope with the negative emotions caused by new experiences by linking them to older memories.
Rosalind D. Cartwright is a sleep researcher and the former director of psychology at the University of Illinois College Of Medicine where she studied the function of dreaming and REM sleep. She later opened a Sleep Disorder Service, where she diagnosed and treated patients with various sleep difficulties. In addition, she has authored many books, including Night Life: Explorations in Dreaming, A Primer on Sleep and Dreaming, and Crisis Dreaming: Using Your Dreams to Solve Your Problems.
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