Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep - David K. Randall Bullet Reviews:

I've always been fascinated with the brain and sleep so when I saw this book, I snapped it up. Unfortunately, I found most of the information dry or stuff I already knew, and what I was really interested in - the brain and dreams - was a small chunk, squeezed next to soldiers and athletes' sleeping patterns. You know, two areas I didn't really give an origami fish about.

For someone looking for the sleep basics, this is a great book. Nice research, covers all the bases with good writing (though oddly enough I wish the author had told more personal anecdotes of his time investigating sleep). I just think I was the wrong person for the book.