Understanding Sleep and Dreaming: UNDERSTANDING SLEEP & DREAMING

Paperback | July 15, 2005

Contribution byP. BelcherbyWilliam H. Moorcroft

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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 ten 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 twenty five 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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Although sleep has been the subject of serious study for several decades, there has not been available an integrated, introductory text for more than ten 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. ...

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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 ten 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. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.27 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387249656

ISBN - 13:9780387249650

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Prologue: Visit To A Sleep and Dreams LabPart I: SLEEP AND SLEEPING1. What Is Sleep and How Is It Scientifically Measured?2. The Need to Sleep3. Normal Variations of SleepPart II: WHAT CAUSES US TO SLEEP?4. The Brain in Sleep5. The Body During SleepSection III: DREAMS AND DREAMING6. Dreams7. Dreaming8. Theories of Dreams and DreamingSection IV: PROBLEMS WITH SLEEP AND DREAMING9. Some Difficulties That People May Have With Sleep10. Disorders of Sleep, Part 111. Disorders of Sleep, Part 2Section V: WHY WE SLEEP AND DREAM12. Functions of Sleep and NREMS13. Functions of REMS and Dreaming.EpilogueNotesReferencesIndex