Sleepfaring: A journey through the science of sleep

Paperback | December 15, 2007

byJim Horne

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Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we normally need, and what happens if you don't get enough of it? Professor Jim Horne finds the answers to these questions and many more in iSleepfaring/i, a journey through the science and the secrets of sleep. It's a subject close to the hearts of many of us as our sleep patterns have changed to reflect longer working hours and busier lifestyles. From drowsiness at the wheel to stress and insomnia, sleep is becoming a big issue in our lives. Professor Horne gives an engaging account of what science cantell us about sleep and sleep disorders, drawing in brain physiology, psychology, medicine, social factors, and results from the very latest sleep research. He looks at body clocks and sleeping patterns, the values of napping, and the controversial question of 'sleep debt', and also gives somevaluable hints from the latest sleep research that may just help you to get a better night's rest.

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Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we normally need, and what happens if you don't get enough of it? Professor Jim Horne finds the answers to these questions and many more in iSleepfaring/i, a journey through the science and the secrets of sleep. It's a subject close to the hearts of many of us as our sleep patterns have changed to ref...

Jim Horne is Professor of Psychophysiology and Director of the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Loughborough. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and the British Psychological Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research. Jim is the UK's best-known 'sleep expert' - he is frequently called upon to d...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019922837X

ISBN - 13:9780199228379

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Petunias, one eyed ducks and roly-poly mice2. By the brain for the brain3. The Substance of Sleep4. Then5. Odd Behaviour6. Skin and Bones7. Sleepiness8. Higher Matters9. Crashing Out10. Time of Life11. Time Travellers12. Good night13. Brain waves14. REM sleep15. Or REM wakefulness?16. Cinema of the mind17. The long, the short and the less18. Are we chronically sleep deprived?19. Things that go bump in the night20. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow21. Snoring, gasping and jumping22. Children23. I sleep therefore I amAppendix: Are you a lark, an owl, or neither?

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`Horne's arguments are compelling.'New Statesman