Understanding Sleep and Dreaming / Edition 2

Understanding Sleep and Dreaming / Edition 2

by William H. Moorcroft
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1461464668
ISBN-13:
9781461464662
Pub. Date:
04/30/2013
Publisher:
Springer US
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Understanding Sleep and Dreaming / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461464662
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2013
Pages: 369
Sales rank: 927,843
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

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