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BeschreibungWhy do we sleep? How much sleep do we normally need, and what happens if you don't get enough of it? Jim Horne finds the answers to these questions and many more in Sleepfaring, a journey through the science and the secrets of sleep. He reveals what goes on in our brains behind the veil of sleep, looks at body clocks and sleeping patterns, the values of napping, and the controversial question of 'sleep debt', and also gives some hints from the latest sleepresearch that may just help you get a better night's rest.
1. Petunias, one eyed ducks and roly-poly mice ;
2. By the brain for the brain ;
3. The Substance of Sleep ;
4. Then ;
5. Odd Behaviour ;
6. Skin and Bones ;
7. Sleepiness ;
8. Higher Matters ;
9. Crashing Out ;
10. Time of Life ;
11. Time Travellers ;
12. Good night ;
13. Brain waves ;
14. REM sleep ;
15. Or REM wakefulness? ;
16. Cinema of the mind ;
17. The long, the short and the less ;
18. Are we chronically sleep deprived? ;
19. Things that go bump in the night ;
20. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow ;
21. Snoring, gasping and jumping ;
22. Children ;
23. I sleep therefore I am ; Appendix: Are you a lark, an owl, or neither?
PortraitJim Horne is Professor of Psychophysiology and Director of the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Loughborough. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and the British Psychological Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research. Jim is the UK's best-known 'sleep expert' - he is frequently called upon to discuss topics related to sleep and sleep disorders on radio and television, and writes regularly for newspapers and health and sciencemagazines. His previous publications include Why We Sleep (1990, OUP).
Untertitel: A Journey Through the Science of Sleep. 20 B&W halftones and line drawings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten