Jul 18 2013 4:30pm

The Secret World of Sleep Sweepstakes!

In The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest, out on August 27 from Palgrave Macmillan, Penelope A. Lewis explores the mysteries of how the nighttime brain creates consciousness. As the director of the Sleep and Memory Laboratory at the University of Manchester, Lewis has the detailed research to back up her fascinating take on how sleep influences our emotions, perceptions, and creativity.

If you're looking for an interesting and educational summer read, comment in the post to win one of ten galleys of the book!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, comment on this post beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on July 18, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET July 22, 2013. Void outside of the 50 US, and DC where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor:, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Allana Schneidmuller
4. blutnocheinmal
I quite like the occasional nonfiction related stuff on the blog. Count me in, because sleep!
5. BrianC
Sounds like an interesting book. Always wondered what goes on in there while I'm sleeping.
8. TurtleKnitta
Sounds fascinating!
10. wandering-dreamer
Caroline Ring
12. Caroline
How cool! I'm fascinated with sleep -- I've even got a device that records my sleep stages through the night, so I can see what my brain is doing all night. So I'd love to read this book! Even if I don't win, I'll have to get myself a copy.
14. mirana
That cover makes me want to go sleep right now! So...squishy...
Gordon Bingham
15. gordonbingham
Cool - an in depth look at one of my favorite activities!
Kristin R
16. Lysanor
I've always been interested in learning more about sleep.
17. risa
This sounds awesome, and references to sleep as consciousness remind me of China Mieville's slake moths.
Ruth Ann Francis
18. gt0163c
Sounds like a really interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win!
19. George D
Would love to read this!
23. Zabby
This sounds very intriguing!
24. Kimberly B.
Sounds fascinating! I'm a vivid dreamer, so I'd love to see if this will tell me why that is. Thanks for the great giveaway!
31. ProfMel
Yes, Please.
34. tonygarza
Sleepy time...
35. boookwirm
Sounds like an interesting read.
37. M. Rogers
Looks great!
38. M. Rogers
Looks exciting.
40. Areteo
This is right up my alley! Looking forward to its publication.
41. Shannon Baas
I would love to read this.
44. James Coyne
I hope i win
46. Liss Lovejoy
I love that cover!
47. cheeky
perfect pillow talk
48. Ravenous
Sounds like a good read!
49. Christina P.
Would love to read this book!
Ric Marchi
50. rmarchi425
Fascinating subject! So many questions: How do I select the subject and content of my dreams?Why does memory of my dreams vanish moments after I awaken? It will be interesting to read Lewis' insight on the other world our minds live in.
52. Joshua Johnson
Looks very interesting.
53. Denise M
very interesting sounding book, i need more sleep myself
Valerie Taylor Mabrey
54. vmkids
great summer read
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55. Valerie Furr
This sounds like an amazing book. I have such a problem with sleep it would be nice to see what is happening maybe it would help me. Thanks
56. Amy Kim
I'd love to read this!
57. John Moody
love to read this
Mimi Epstein
58. hummingrose
Looks interesting enough that I'll buy a copy if I don't win. Thanks for the heads up!
59. Karen T Gonyea
Sounds wonderful :)
60. Regina m
Wish it could help me wind down from my day so I can sleep better. Hope it addresses those issues.
62. Kristin Sims
Hmmm, I wonder if it will sing me a lullaby while i'm reading it and put me to sleep! Looks great, interesting, I like nonfiction books much better than fiction. I googled it and it seems to cover a cover too! thank you!

p.s. now i need to win a book on not to cuss a captcha at the bottom of pages.....maybe you will get this, i'm on like my fourth try. and I KNOW i'm spelling them right...whats hilarious is pushing the the heck could anyone understand that dying robot voice? well, here goes try number five....
63. eko
The idea of sleep being the key to being awake...very interesting premise. I would love to read this and research it further!
bob keck
64. ky2here
I'm very interested in this - especially learning more about how chemical dependency affects REM.
66. Margaret Ann Rice
Thanks for the opportunity to win - I think this would be very interesting reading.
67. John Moore, III
love to be the first
Johannah Brookwell
68. Johannah
Since I enjoy sleep... and I dream a lot... I'd love to read this.
Kimberly Hilbert
70. asketcher2
I've written down title/author. I'm dying to read this book.
71. runner
Groovy Secret World of Sleep!
Peter Tomaszewicz
72. ptomaszewicz
I Love to sleep, partake of it as often as possible... maybe if I read this I'll find out I haven't been wasting my time... but hon, the book says sleep is important..LOL
73. Jan Warner
This sounds like it will be a fantastic read. I would love to know what the brain is thinking when we are asleep.
74. tracey johnson
thanks, have a good day
Ed Nemmers
75. saturdaynightfever
I would love to read the work of Penelope A. Lewis!
Colleen Welander
77. colleen31
Would love to read this. Thank you for the giveaway.
Buddy Garrett
80. garrettsambo
It sounds like an interesting read. Thanks.
82. AlexM
I wish I knew more about sleep, dreams, etc. It's all really cool stuff
83. Irv
Maybe this book could help my son sleep.
Susan Smoaks
87. susansmoaks
yes, i am looking for a great summer read!
88. Rickie Hinrichs
would love to win. Love to read
Erin Cook
89. cookster77
sounds like an interesting read, would love to win
91. Melissa B.
Looks like a good book.
92. bethany2
I would love to win this
93. Erica Boscio
Would love a great new read!
94. Lynne Kinsey
I am anxious to read this and have started a list of people that I will email about the book. They will want to get one, too.

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