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Sleep : A Very Short Introduction - Steven W. Lockley


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2012
ISBN: 9780199587858
Number Of Pages: 152

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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

Professor Steven W. Lockley, PhD, is a Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He has published more than 50 original reports, reviews, and editorials and has also written chapters for several neuroscience and sleep disorders textbooks.

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 References Further reading

ISBN: 9780199587858
ISBN-10: 019958785X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 3rd April 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14

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