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Understanding Sleep and Dreaming

Authors: Moorcroft, William H.

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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Prologue A Visit to a Sleep and Dreams Lab

    Pages 1-13

  • What is Sleep and How is it Scientifically Measured?

    Pages 17-34

  • The Need to Sleep

    Pages 35-55

  • Normal Variations of Sleep

    Pages 57-75

  • The Brain in Sleep

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-28698-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-24965-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Sleep and Dreaming
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28698-3
DOI
10.1007/0-387-28698-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-24965-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 340
Topics