The Enchanted World Of Sleep

The Enchanted World Of Sleep

by Peretz Lavie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300074360

ISBN-13: 9780300074369

Pub. Date: 02/01/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

For those who have puzzled over the mysteries of sleep, this panoramic view of modern sleep research by a pioneer in the field offers enlightening answers. Interweaving facts with fascinating case histories and anecdotes, Peretz Lavie discusses all that is known about sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, including landmark discoveries from his own sleep laboratory.  See more details below

Overview

For those who have puzzled over the mysteries of sleep, this panoramic view of modern sleep research by a pioneer in the field offers enlightening answers. Interweaving facts with fascinating case histories and anecdotes, Peretz Lavie discusses all that is known about sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, including landmark discoveries from his own sleep laboratory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074369
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1Sleep and Death1
2Brain Waves8
3Nathaniel Kleitman18
4The Rhythm of Sleep26
5The Twenty-five Hour Day35
6From Sun Clocks to Biological Clocks54
7Dreams: Creatures of the Brain65
8Alfred Maury and the Dream of the Guillotine76
9Dreaming as a Separate Reality89
10Do Fish Dream?98
11The Need for Sleep111
12The Eccentricity of REM Sleep129
13Sleep Centers151
14Sleep Medicine: The First Steps161
15Treating Insomnia174
16The Physical and Medical Causes of Insomnia184
17Disorders in Sleep Timing189
18Children Who Refuse to Sleep205
19Excessive Sleepiness, or "In the Arms of Morpheus"216
20Narcolepsy: Reversal of the Natural Order234
Epilogue243
References247
Index263

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