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Patricia Morrisroe - Author

About the Author

Patricia Morrisroe lives and sleeps in New York. She was a contributing editor at New York Magazine for ten years in addition to writing for many publications including Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Sunday Times Magazine, and Travel & Leisure. She is also the author of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's biography.

Featured books by Patricia Morrisroe

Wide Awake : What I Learned About Sleep from Doctors, Drug Companies, Dream Experts, and a Reindeer Herder in the Arctic Circle

Wide Awake : What I Learned About Sleep from Doctors, Drug Companies, Dream Experts, and a Reindeer Herder in the Arctic Circle

Author: Patricia Morrisroe Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

This autobiographical tale by a part Irish American writer uses the thread of family insomnia, perhaps inherited, to glue the story together and link episodes in it.  Analysing and dissecting the meaning both cerebral and practical of sleep deprivation, Patricia Morrison shows us how through history it has been a problem for all races and for all ages, even though her grandfather had a theory that people of Irish extraction were particularly light sleepers! Using her own experiences, we are able through her, to visit a sleep laboratory; take sleeping tablets and observe their effect; investigate the lack of sleep caused by bedbugs (considerable); and visit psychological experts specializing in sleep problems.  She tries New Age therapies; investigates SAD (the phenomena of depression caused by light deprivation in the winter); and finally uses meditation.  By the end of the book those with similar problems will at least know they are not alone.  An interesting subject covered in depth against her day to day life and her search for a solution.

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Other books by Patricia Morrisroe

The Woman in the Moonlight

The Woman in the Moonlight

Author: Patricia Morrisroe Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2020

The Woman in the Moonlight by Patricia Morrisroe

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