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The promise of sleep : a pioneer in sleep medicine explores the vital connection between health, happiness, and a good night's sleep

Author: William C Dement; Christopher C Vaughan
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the essential benefits of sleep by revealing what occurs during sleep, presents seven principles of healthy and productive sleep, and offers advice on treating sleep disorders.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Dement; Christopher C Vaughan
ISBN: 0440509017 9780440509011
OCLC Number: 222669300
Description: xiii, 556 pages
Contents: Pt. 1. Fundamentals of sleep --
ch. 1. Long night's journey into day --
ch. 2. Short and personal history of sleep research --
ch. 3. Sleep debt and the mortgaged mind --
ch. 4. Human animal and the biological clock --
ch. 5. Circadian rhythm of life: growth and aging --
pt. 2. When sleep fails --
ch. 6. Insomnia --
ch. 7. Snoring and sleep apnea: the midnight stranglers --
ch. 8. Ambushed by sleep: narcolepsy and other sleep disorders --
ch. 9. Our chronically fatigued syndrome --
pt. 3. When sleep works --
ch. 10. What does sleep do? --
ch. 11. Sleep, longevity, and the immune system --
ch. 12. Mood and vitality --
ch. 13. Real life of dreams --
ch. 14. Little night muse: creativity, productivity, and learning --
pt. 4. Principles of healthy sleep --
ch. 15. Take stock of your personal sleep needs --
ch. 16. Face up to your sleep problems --
ch. 17. Learn to manage your sleep crises --
ch. 18. Take age into account --
ch. 19. Adopt a sleep-smart lifestyle --
ch. 20. Get a good night's sleep- starting tonight! (a three-week sleep camp).
Responsibility: William C. Dement and Christopher Vaughan.

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Discusses the essential benefits of sleep by revealing what occurs during sleep, presents seven principles of healthy and productive sleep, and offers advice on treating sleep disorders.

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