As the mother of a very active three-year-old, I have more trouble actually staying awake during the day than falling asleep at night.  My head hits the pillow and I am gone until the alarm goes off the next morning.  But some people, like author Patricia Morrisroe (and 40 million other Americans), aren’t so lucky.

Wide Awake is the story of Morrisroe’s lifelong struggle with insomnia, which drove her to become and expert in the subject.  This  fascinating memoir blends science, culture and business, and  is the perfect read for anyone stumbling through life in a caffeine haze, up reading at three in the morning, or even those who know (or live with) someone like that.

Check out the author’s recent interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

The Search for a Good Night's Sleep

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