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The Resource Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker

Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker

Label
Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams
Title
Why we sleep
Title remainder
the new science of sleep and dreams
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive. Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Matthew P
Dewey number
612.821
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep
  • Sleep behavior
  • Dreams
Target audience
adult
Label
Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "The new science of sleep and dreams"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. This thing called sleep : To sleep ... -- Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin: losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm -- Defining and generating sleep: time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952 -- Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain: who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much? -- Changes in sleep across the life span -- Part 2. Why should you sleep? : Your mother and Shakespeare knew: the benefits of sleep for the brain -- Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records: sleep deprivation and the brain -- Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life: sleep deprivation and the body -- Part 3. How and why we dream : Routinely psychotic: REM-sleep dreaming -- Dreaming as overnight therapy -- Dream creativity and dream control -- Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed : Things that go bump in the night: sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep -- iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps: what's stopping you from sleeping? -- Hurting and helping your sleep: pills vs. therapy -- Sleep and society: what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right -- A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : To sleep or not to sleep -- Appendix : Twelve tips for healthy sleep
Control code
000061487636
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780141983769
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018002162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1005113644
Label
Why we sleep : the new science of sleep and dreams, Matthew Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "The new science of sleep and dreams"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. This thing called sleep : To sleep ... -- Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin: losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm -- Defining and generating sleep: time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952 -- Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain: who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much? -- Changes in sleep across the life span -- Part 2. Why should you sleep? : Your mother and Shakespeare knew: the benefits of sleep for the brain -- Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records: sleep deprivation and the brain -- Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life: sleep deprivation and the body -- Part 3. How and why we dream : Routinely psychotic: REM-sleep dreaming -- Dreaming as overnight therapy -- Dream creativity and dream control -- Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed : Things that go bump in the night: sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep -- iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps: what's stopping you from sleeping? -- Hurting and helping your sleep: pills vs. therapy -- Sleep and society: what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right -- A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : To sleep or not to sleep -- Appendix : Twelve tips for healthy sleep
Control code
000061487636
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780141983769
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018002162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1005113644

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