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Sleep
     

Sleep

by Edward Edelson
 
The true nature of sleep, a state consuming one-third of a lifetime, has puzzled humankind throughout the millennia. Even today, despite an ever-widening pool of knowledge, scientists have much to learn about this deceptively quiet period when living creatures are seemingly shut off from the rest of the world. Opening with a look at the evolution of sleep research and

Overview

The true nature of sleep, a state consuming one-third of a lifetime, has puzzled humankind throughout the millennia. Even today, despite an ever-widening pool of knowledge, scientists have much to learn about this deceptively quiet period when living creatures are seemingly shut off from the rest of the world. Opening with a look at the evolution of sleep research and the theories it has spawned, Sleep also explores the patterns and stages of slumber, their development, how they change with age, and the roles they may play in both intellectual development and mental well-being. In addition, the book with an investigation of related disorders, including insomnia and narcolepsy, and the treatments and habits that can help ensure a healthy night's rest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791000922
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Series:
Encyclopedia of Health Series
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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