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Enchanted World of Sleep

ISBN-10: 0300074360
ISBN-13: 9780300074369
Edition: 1998
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Description: This is an introduction to sleeping and the psychology behind it. The author, a leading researcher on the subject, discusses why we sleep, how much we need, the causes of sleep disorders, apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia.

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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This is an introduction to sleeping and the psychology behind it. The author, a leading researcher on the subject, discusses why we sleep, how much we need, the causes of sleep disorders, apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia.

Michel Jouvet, a pioneer in sleep research, is Emeritus Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Lyon, France. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and holds the Gold Medal of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He is the author of The Paradox of Sleep: The Story of Dreaming (MIT Press).

Foreword
Introduction
Sleep and Death
Brain Waves
Nathaniel Kleitman
The Rhythm of Sleep
The Twenty-five Hour Day
From Sun Clocks to Biological Clocks
Dreams: Creatures of the Brain
Alfred Maury and the Dream of the Guillotine
Dreaming as a Separate Reality
Do Fish Dream?
The Need for Sleep
The Eccentricity of REM Sleep
Sleep Centers
Sleep Medicine: The First Steps
Treating Insomnia
The Physical and Medical Causes of Insomnia
Disorders in Sleep Timing
Children Who Refuse to Sleep
Excessive Sleepiness, or "In the Arms of Morpheus"
Narcolepsy: Reversal of the Natural Order
Epilogue
References
Index

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