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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William H Moorcroft
|Description:||xiv, 369 pages : illustrations|
|Contents:||1. A visit to a sleep and dreams lab --
Part I. Sleep and sleeping. 2. What is sleep and how is it scientifically measured --
3. The need to sleep --
4. Normal variations of sleep --
Part II. What causes us to sleep? 5. The brain in sleep --
6. The body during sleep --
Part III. Dreams and dreaming. 7. Dreams --
8. Dreaming --
9. Modern theories of dreams and dreaming --
Part IV. Why we sleep and dream. 10. Functions of sleep and NREMS --
11. The functions of REMS and dreaming --
Part V. Problems with sleeping and dreaming. 12. Some difficulties that people may have with sleep --
13. Disorders of sleep.
|Responsibility:||William H. Moorcroft.|
Praise for the First Edition: "Although sleep has been the subject of serious study for several decades, there has not been available an integrated, introductory text for more than 10 years.