Anders Bortne
A thousand wakeful nights, one solution

For sixteen years, Anders Bortne has been sleepless. Several times he has tried to get help, without result.
He has a family with two young kids and can no longer go on with the scant hours of sleep every night. He just can't. Therefore, nothing shall go untested – sleeping medicine, yoga, herbs, acupuncture, hypnosis...
Anders is searching high and low, and the answers he receives are gruelling, eye opening and ridiculous. During the hunt another story appears. What do we know about the most important hours of the day? What is the history of sleep? And why do we really have to sleep? Sleepless is an exciting, fun and wise book for anyone who lies awake at night and is wondering why. And for those sleeping next to them. The solution is often closer than you think. In Anders's case, it was just across the street.

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...for those who want to learn more about sleep and insomnia, Sleepless is an excellent place to start. ...Facts about sleep and insomnia are easily and effortlessly interwoven into the text so that the factual parts flow as in a novel. Some of the considerations about sleep are almost poetic.

Erika Flatland, Aftenposten

...fabulous nonfiction about a problem that more than half a million Norwegians are struggling with. ... It is high literary quality over the depictions of the many nights he walks between bed and sofa, couch and bed, and he does not lose the tension in the language when he renders research results

Sven Egil Omdal, Stavanger Aftenblad, 6 out of 6 stars

Anders Bortne

Anders Bortne
Agnete Brun

Anders Bortne is a writer and musician. He has written five acclaimed books and has released eight albums (one of which was even nominated as Album of the year in Norway).

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Other titles

The Year of the Wolf
(Ulvens år) 2018
The Caricature
(Karikaturen) 2014
The Ice Man
(Ismannen) 2011
A Good Band
(Et bra band) 2005

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Edited September 16, 2021 by Northern Stories