Book, Print in English

Sleep: a very short introduction

  • Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
  • xvi, 146 s. : illustrations; 18 cm
  • Eisenhower C Level
    QP425.L63 2012 c. 1
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Summary
  • 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."--Publisher's web site
Contents
  • 1. Sleep through the ages
  • 2. Sleep generation and regulation - a framework
  • 3. sleeping brain
  • 4. reasons for sleep
  • 5. seven ages of sleep
  • 6. When sleep suffers
  • 7. Sleep and health
  • 8. Sleep and society
  • 9. 24-hour society.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-140)
ISBN
  • 9780199587858
  • 019958785X
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 787843385
  • OCLC: 787843385