"Not only does this book remind us why we need sleep but it also tells us what happens if we don't get enough of it." - Euro Scientist We're designed to spend a full third of our lives asleep, yet sleep is increasingly becoming a luxury in busy, modern life. While our bodies insist on sleep - without it we die -, statistics show that insomnia is rampant, and consumes billions in medical bills worldwide. This definitive, illustrated reference guide, written by one of science's most eminent sleep experts, offers an accessible understanding of the science behind sleep. It explains the elements of the sleep state, details the physical functions that aid and challenge a restful night, examines our developing relationship with sleep throughout our lifetimes, and explores sleep disorders and how to remedy them. Use this detailed guide to assess your own personal relationship with sleep, and craft your own approach to having a full night's sleep with maximum physical return.
Author: Wallace B. Mendelson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS
"...[S]leep expert Wallace B. Mendelson explains the elements of human sleep states and explores the variety of sleep disorders afflicting thousands of people worldwide. Mendelson lays out the various treatments that are available today and provides a helpful guide for one of life’s most important activities. By offering the first scientific yet accessible account of sleep science, Mendelson allows readers to assess their personal relationships with sleep and craft their own individual approaches to a comfortable and effective night’s rest."--pUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
Author: Editors of TIME
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
TIME reveals the cutting-edge science of sleep: why you need it, what happens when you do it—and what happens to your body and brain when you don't. Learn how to squash nightmares and dream yourself to better mental health; uncover how to improve your metabolism and weight through rest; discover which sleep apps can actually help you; and find out why you should be wary of sleeping pills. Finally, you'll also get the nine new sleep rules—a recipe for the best night's sleep of your life.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
What is sleep? Why do we sleep? How much do we need, and what happens if we don't get enough? Are we modern people with busy lives suffering stress from 'sleep debt'? This book is about all aspects of sleep. From drowsiness at the wheel, to stress and insomnia, this is a subject that matters to people.Jim Horne gives an engaging account of what science has found out about sleep and problems related to sleep - from snoring to sleep apnoea. He highlights recent research and brings in brain physiology, psychology, medicine andsocial factors. As well as being richly informative, this book may just help you to get a good night's rest.
Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: "Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!" Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: "Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen." Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.
Author: Neil Stanley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-07-27
It has never been more important to sleep well. Stop sabotaging your own sleep and finally wake up energised and refreshed How to Sleep Well is a guidebook that can change your sleep and help you live your life more fully. Whether you struggle to fall asleep, sleep too lightly, wake too often or simply cannot wake up, this book can help you get on track to sleeping well and living better. It all starts with the science of sleep: how much you really need, what your body does during sleep and the causes behind many common sleep problems. Next, you’ll identify the things in your life that are disrupting your sleep cycle and learn how to mitigate the impact; whether the pressure of workplace or you simply cannot quiet your own mind, these expert tips and tricks will help you get the sleep you need. Finally, you’ll learn how to support healthy sleep during the waking hours — what works with or against your sleep — and you’ll learn when the problem might be best dealt with by your GP. Don’t spend another restless night waiting for a bleary, groggy morning and sleepy day. Take control of your sleep tonight! Learn how sleep — or a lack thereof — affects every aspect of your life Identify the root causes of your sleep issues and cut them off at the source Discover the sleep advice that works, and the tips that are just plain daft. Create a healthy, calming bedtime routine that will help you get the rest you need Sleep affects everything. Work and school performance, relationships, emotional outlook, your appearance and even your health. Sleeping poorly or not sleeping enough can dramatically impact your quality of life, but most sleep problems can be solved with a bit of self-adjustment. How to Sleep Well puts a sleep expert with over 36 years’ experience at your disposal to help you finally get the restful, restorative sleep you need to live better and be productive.
Author: Alice Gregory
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Health & Fitness
Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives, and we need to start paying it more attention. The latest research tells us that it's essential for learning and memory, for mental health and physical well-being, and yet we tend to only think about it when it's proving a struggle. Nodding Off leads you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep as it evolves throughout our lives; from babies to teenagers, from middle age to the later years of our life, there are constantly new challenges to our sleep. Based on knowledge accumulated over almost two decades as a sleep researcher, Professor Alice Gregory shares real-life stories and interviews with other sleep experts to find the answers to questions, such as: Why do so many adolescents enjoy lying in at the weekends? Why do children experiencing anxiety, behavioural problems or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so often have co-occurring sleep problems? Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experiences? With important tips on improving your sleep, Nodding Off is an essential read for anyone who sleeps, and more important still for those who don't get enough. Fans of Matthew Walker's Why We Sleep will love this book!
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Wallace Delois Wattles (1860-1911) was an American author. As a New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements. Wattles often travelled to Chicago, where he gave "Sunday night lectures" among several leading New Thought authors. He studied the writings of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Ralph Waldo Emerson and recommended the study of their books to his readers who wished to understand what he characterized as "the monistic theory of the cosmos." Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy. Table of Contents: "The Science of" Trilogy: The Science of Getting Rich The Science of Being Well The Science of Being Great Other Works: Hellfire Harrison (A Novel) Jesus: The Man and His Work A New Christ How to Get What You Want Making of the Man Who Can or How to Promote Yourself New Science of Living and Healing or Health Through New Thought and Fasting The Personal Power Course: Ten Lessons in Constructive Science "The Science of Getting Rich" was a major inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book and film The Secret (2006). In The Science of Getting Rich Wattles explains how can a person overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction. "The Science of Being Well" is not a philosophical treatise, but a practical guide and handbook for those whose main goal is health. "The Science of Being Great" is a personal self-help book of the author.
Author: Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-17
Genre: Health & Fitness
Based on decades of research, it is now known that the most effective program for the reversal of chronic insomnia is called "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia" or CBT-I. However, this treatment is rarely available to the general public as CBT-I is usually only offered by specially-trained psychologists or as part of research studies. People using CBTI report improved sleep, often in as little as 2-3 weeks and maintain good sleep for years. Sink into Sleep breaks CBT-I down into a step-by-step, easy format, allowing the reader to follow the same effective program that patients in the clinic do. Although Sink into Sleep is anchored in the science of sleep, the tone of the writing is reassuring and encouraging filled with first person accounts and easy to use worksheets. Much, Much More Than a Workbook, Sink Into Sleep features: A chapter focused on men (often ignored by insomnia books) A chapter focused on women and their special sleep needs A chapter focused on sleep and medical conditions A chapter focused on sleep and anxiety or depression A chapter on the pros and cons of sleep medication An effective step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
Author: Jerome H. Siegel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2002-10-04
Why we need to sleep is not actually known, but it is a topic that continues to intrigue us and it is still very much the subject of active research. The author takes an historical approach to the subject and hence largely takes a chronological view of sleep research and the scientists' ideas and their experiments. Parts one and two describe the main historical figures and their various theories and discoveries. Part three describes our current state of knowledge of sleep, arousal and waking. It discusses sleep and waking disorders and discusses the current theories behind the function of sleep. This is a book readable by anyone who has some introductory biology or psychology and has an interest in why and how we sleep it will also make an excellent book for anyone taking a course on the physiology and functions of sleep.
Author: Meir H. Kryger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-10-01
2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Internal Medicine category! Accurately diagnose and treat adult and pediatric sleep disorders with exceptional visual guidance from world-renowned sleep expert Dr. Meir H. Kryger. Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine is an easy-to-read, highly illustrated atlas that details the physiologic, clinical, morphologic, and investigational aspects of the full range of sleep disorders you encounter in everyday practice -- and helps you interpret the visual manifestations of your patients sleep disorders so you can manage them most effectively. ".. a nice addition to your library and a powerful teaching tool in a training program." Reviewed by Sleep Breath, Oct 2014 "As a regular teacher on the same range of sleep disorders, one of its best features is excellent online access (to all the pictures, graphs, polysomnography traces and patient videos)." Reviewed by Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (ANCR), Jan 2015 Visually grasp how sleep affects each body system thanks to a full-color compendium that correlates the physiology of sleep with the relevant findings. Determine the best and most up-to-date drug therapy with information about the latest drugs available as well as those in clinical trials. Compare your patients’ polysomnograms to a wealth of high-quality recordings taken from the latest machines used by institutions around the world. Score, interpret, and diagnose sleep disorders employing the scoring rules from the latest AASM scoring manual. Stay current with the latest on sleep and psychiatric disease, circadian desynchrony, dreaming, insomnia, home sleep testing, new sleep apnea treatments, and more. Understand the correlation between sleep and other health issues – such as stroke and heart failure. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Access the fully searchable text as well as all of the book’s illustrations, more than 20 patient interview videos, over 40 sleep lab videos, and 200-plus polysomnogram fragments at Expert Consult.
More than 300 solutions to real-life situations from the creator of the Science of Mind philosophy. Ernest Holmes's Science of Mind philosophy has reached millions of students, through his books and the hundreds of spiritual centers across the United States and Canada. His main text, The Science of Mind, has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and continues to ship more than 10,000 copies each year. Now comes a reissue of one of Holmes's most user-friendly works: Questions and Answers on the Science of Mind. Designed to be used as a guidebook, it contains spiritual answers to more than three hundred of life's most important and puzzling questions on topics such as: how to deal with specific health challenges; what to do when experiencing a lack of finances; how to eliminate fear, stress, or distress of any kind; the nature of God; the existence of evil; the role of fate; what to do in times of despair or fear; how to overcome resentment; how to break bad habits; and much more.
Author: Robert Santos-Prowse
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
COMBINE THE LOW-CARB, FAT-BURNING KETOGENIC DIET WITH THE DELICIOUS, HEART-SMART MEDITERRANEAN LIFESTYLE ULTIMATE HEALTHY EATING The heart-smart and brain-healthy Mediterranean diet offers you an easy-to-follow lifestyle for losing weight while enjoying crisp produce, freshly caught fish and healthy fats. Now, the innovative program in this book supercharges this time-tested diet by applying the scientifically proven fat-burning approach of the ketogenic diet. The Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet will help you: •Change the way your body uses energy •End your carb cravings •Dramatically reduce fat storage •Reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes The recipes, tips and meal plans in this book will help you prepare delicious dishes like Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta, Cloud Bread and Chocolate Mug Cake, all while losing weight and eating healthy.