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Sleep : multi-professional perspectives

Author: Andrew Green; Alex Westcombe; Ved P Varma
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together an unprecedented number and range of contributions from different disciplines relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. The contributors explore the science of sleep - what it is, what makes it happen and why we do it - as well as the measurement of sleep, its importance for daytime performance and its sociological and cultural aspects. Sleep disorders, sleep quality and the importance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sleep.
London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012005235
(OCoLC)776033041
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Green; Alex Westcombe; Ved P Varma
ISBN: 9780857002570 0857002570 9781283905886 1283905884
OCLC Number: 809768143
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations
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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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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