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Sleep: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Why do we need sleep? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough? This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, a look at sleep through the human lifespan, and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders. The book describes dramatic breakthroughs in our knowledge of how sleep occurs, what it does, and what happens to our health if we do not have enough. The authors consider the impact of modern society, examining the relationship between sleep and our 24/7 culture.

About the Author

Steven W. Lockley is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. Russell G. Foster is the Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. The history of sleep

2. The generation and regeneration of sleep

3. The sleeping brain

4. The reasons for sleep

5. The seven ages of sleep

6. When sleep suffers

7. Sleep and health

8. Society and sleep

9. The 24/7 society

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ISBN:
9780199587858
Author:
Foster, Russell G
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Foster, Russell G.
Author:
Steven W. Lockley
Author:
Foster, Russell
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w llus.
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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