• Night School

  • Wake Up to the Power of Sleep
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-27-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.3 (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Night School uncovers the scientific truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how those hours of apparently ‘dead’ time in the dark can transform your waking life.
Based on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments, and the world's largest archive of dream reports, Night School will teach you how to:

Learn information and solve problems while you sleep
Find out why nightmares can be good for you, and what your dreams really mean
Unlock the creative power of the six-minute nap
Banish jet-lag, night terrors, and snoring
Discover the secrets of the ‘super sleepers’ - and get the best night's sleep of your life
Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health, lifespan, and happiness. Professor Richard Wiseman’s authoritative, entertaining new book introduces the powerful new science of sleep - and gives us back the missing third of our days. Welcome to Night School.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire and holds Britain's only professorship for the Public Understanding of Psychology
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By Julia on 04-03-14

One half of a very good book

Would you listen to Night School again? Why?

I'm going to be listening to the back half of this book over and over again. The ongoing research and instructions for lucid dreaming will take time to learn but puts into words something that I have done myself since my teen years.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The idea that your dream life can be a video game of your waking life allowing you to create new paths to go on, to practice and rehearse, and to explore so that you have the opportunity to experience in your waking time a far richer and more confident "time when it counts".

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

How to succeed in Dreamland without really trying

Any additional comments?

The beginning of the book covers the history of sleep research, which I think everyone knows. I enjoyed his retelling of Thomas Edison's flexibility with the truth as far as how much he in fact slept. Taking another look at The Wizard of Menlo Park's life as opposed to his legends is pretty common lately but both Peter Noble and author Richard Wiseman gave an especially funny "behind the curtain" look at a not so well known figure in history.

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By Srikant on 07-07-14

Excellent book, wonderful narration....

Exceptionally well narrated and masterly written. Certainly worth a purchase. Peter Noble is awesome...Some extraordinary insights shared in the book on sleep science. A must for all psychology lovers and for all who wanted to know more about sleep. But, the manifesto... described in last chapter , Whew... that looks like a dream... All in all, one of the best top-5 books for me..

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Laura on 05-19-14

Informative with a quirky sense of humour

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, contains a lot of informative facts about sleep and it's effects on our general health and well being.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Night School?

The quizes

What about Peter Noble’s performance did you like?

Calm, cool manner

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not that kind of book. Perhaps Audible could research the questions posed so that they are appropriate to, for instance, an educational book ?

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyable learning book.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

By M. Glew on 01-12-15


We all know that getting enough sleep is essential to good health, and this book confirms that. The content is very practical and not just theory, with instruction on how to maximize your sleep for the greatest personal benefit. It is not a one fits all approach, but is tailored to all different types of sleep patterns. An excellent and motivating read.

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By Alexia on 08-24-16

Great listen!

Wonderful delivery

Good key insights

Left me wanting more

If you want to change your sleeping patterns, worth the read. But gives a convincing argument even if you did not intend to change.

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By Steve on 09-12-15

outstanding, must read this one

learnt so much! an entertaining book presented by a surprisingly charismatic presenter. highly recommended a must read

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