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Sleep and wakefulness

Author: Nathaniel Kleitman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987, ©1963.
Series: Midway reprints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Midway reprintedView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Kleitman
ISBN: 0226440737 : 9780226440736
OCLC Number: 18282650
Notes: Includes subject index.
Reprint. Originally published: Rev. and enl. ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1963.
Description: x, 552 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : definition of terms --
Position of the body : skeletal musculature --
The nervous system --
Brain potentials --
The blood --
The circulation --
Respiration --
Digestion, metabolism, body temperature, and excretion --
The onset of sleep --
Motility during sleep --
Dreaming --
The depth of sleep --
Duration of sleep --
Awakening --
The 24-hour sleep-wakefulness and body-temperature rhythms --
24-hour variation in activity and performance --
24-hour variation in visceral activity --
Modifiability of the 24-hour periodicities --
Meteorological and seasonal influences Induction of sleep --
Modification of sleep and wakefulness --
Deprivation of sleep --
Narcolepsy, cataplexy, and sleep paralysis --
Encephalitis lethargica --
Catalepsy and epilepsy --
Hypersomnias and comas --
Insomnia or hyposomnia --
Sleep abnormalities and disturbances --
The pharmacology of sleep and wakefulness --
The hygiene of sleep and wakefulness --
Hibernation --
Hypnosis --
Neural theories of sleep --
Humoral theories of sleep --
The sleep-center problem --
The evolutionary theory of sleep and wakefulness.
Series Title: Midway reprints.
Responsibility: by Nathaniel Kleitman.

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