Understanding Sleep and Dreaming / Edition 1

Understanding Sleep and Dreaming / Edition 1

by William H. Moorcroft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387249656

ISBN-13: 9780387249650

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Springer US

Although sleep has been the subject of serious study for several decades, there has not been available an integrated, introductory text for more than 10 years. Understanding Sleep and Dreaming fills this need with complete coverage of all aspects of sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, and is comprehensible as well as comprehensive. In accessible language, this text…  See more details below

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Although sleep has been the subject of serious study for several decades, there has not been available an integrated, introductory text for more than 10 years. Understanding Sleep and Dreaming fills this need with complete coverage of all aspects of sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, and is comprehensible as well as comprehensive. In accessible language, this text reviews the basic physiological mechanisms of sleep and the intertwined psychological ramifications. Most important, it is up to date, containing the latest information on the influence of orexin/hypocretin, nocturnal eating syndrome, the local cell theory of sleep, the effects of sleep deprivation, and the advantages of delaying school start times for teenagers. Distilling 25 years of combined clinical, research, and teaching experience, Dr. Moorcroft has created an excellent text for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, as well as for the general reader who wants a better understanding of the sleep process and its disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387249650
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
733,208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Visit to a Sleep and Dreams Lab1
Pt. ISleep and Sleeping15
1What is Sleep and How is it Scientifically Measured?17
2The Need to Sleep35
3Normal Variations of Sleep57
Pt. IIWhat Causes Us to Sleep?77
4The Brain in Sleep79
5The Body during Sleep97
Pt. IIIDreams and Dreaming121
6Dreams127
7Dreaming151
8Theories of Dreams and Dreaming171
Pt. IVProblems with Sleeping and Dreaming201
9Some Difficulties That People May Have With Sleep205
10Disorders of Sleep, Part I231
11Disorders of Sleep, Part II245
Pt. VWhy We Sleep and Dream261
12Functions of Sleep and NREMS267
13Functions of REMS and Dreaming285
Epilogue311
Notes317
References321
Index333

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