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Sleep and Wakefulness : Midway Reprint - Nathaniel Kleitman

Sleep and Wakefulness

Midway Reprint

Paperback Published: 15th September 1987
ISBN: 9780226440736
Number Of Pages: 560

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For half a century, "Sleep and Wakefulness" has been a valuable reference work. It discusses phases of the sleep cycle, experimental work on sleep and wakefulness, sleep disorders and their treatment, and such sleep-like states as hypnosis and hibernation.

Functional Differences between Sleep and Wakefulness
Introduction: Definition of Terms
Position of the Body, Skeletal Musculature
The Nervous System
Brain Potentials
The Blood
The Circulation
Digestion, Metabolism, Body Temperature, and Excretion
Course of Events during the Sleep Phase
The Onset of Sleep
Motility during Sleep
The Depth of Sleep
Duration of Sleep
The 24-Hour Sleep-Wakefulness and Body-Temperature Rhythms
24-Hour Variation in Activity and Performance
24-Hour Variation in Visceral Activity
Modifiability of the 24-Hour Periodicities
Meteorological and Seasonal Influences
Interference with Sleep and Wakefulness
Deprivation of Sleep
Spontaneous Changes in the Sleep-Wakefulness Rhythm
Narcolepsy, Cataplexy, and Sleep Paralysis
Encephalitis Lethargica
Catalepsy and Epilepsy
Hypersomnias and Comas
Insomnia or Hyposomnia
Sleep Abnormalities and Disturbances
Means of Influencing Sleep and Wakefulness
The Pharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness
The Hygiene of Sleep and Wakefulness
States Resembling Sleep
Theories of Sleep
Neural Theories of Sleep
Humoral Theories of Sleep
The Sleep-Center Problem
The Evolutionary Theory of Sleep and Wakefulness
Author Index
Subject Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226440736
ISBN-10: 0226440737
Series: Midway Reprint
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 15th September 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 2

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