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Sleep : multi-professional perspectives

Author: Andrew Green; Alex Westcombe; Ved P Varma
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
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This multi-disciplinary book offers an unprecedented range of contributions relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. The science of sleep and its sociological and cultural aspects are explored,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Green; Alex Westcombe; Ved P Varma
ISBN: 9781849050623 1849050627 9780857002570 0857002570
OCLC Number: 776033041
Description: 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the university of sleep / Andrew Green and Alex Westcombe --
The science of sleep : what is it, what makes it happen and why do we do it? / Louise Paterson --
Chronobiology and the timing of sleep / Katharina Wulff --
Cultures of sleep / Brigitte Steger --
Medical anthropology and children's sleep : the mismatch between western lifestyles and sleep physiology / Caroline Jones and Helen Ball --
Beyond death's counterfeit : the sociological aspects of sleep / Robert Meadows --
A question of balance : the relationship between daily occupation and sleep / Andrew Green --
Recording and quantifying sleep / Nigel Hudson --
Broken sleep : sleep disorders / Jane Hicks and Andrew Green --
Sleep and psychiatry / Dietmar Hank, Jane Hicks, and Sue Wilson --
Medication and sleep / Sue Wilson --
Too tired to sleep / Alex Westcombe and Hazel O'Dowd --
Ambivalent attitudes towards sleep in world religions / Stephen Jacobs --
That sweet secession : sleep and sleeplessness in western literature / Lee Scrivner --
Sleeping on it / Andrew Green.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Green and Alex Westcombe with Ved Varma ; foreword by David Nutt.

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