The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Facts On File, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 314 pages
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Millions of people have experienced sleep-related concerns, and millions more suffer from serious sleeping disorders. The lack of proper rest can lead to fatigue at work, affect alertness while driving as well as other serious physical and mental health problems. Written for both the lay reader and the professional, The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders describes the important terms and topics related to sleep research and disorder treatment.

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It is hard to determine the target audience for this bulky and expensive reference work; the 800 alphabetically arranged entries range from ordinary terms--"accident,'' "evening shift''--to technical ... Read full review

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Michael J. Thorpy, M.D., is the director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, & associate professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He lives in New York City. He also has co-written "The Encyclopedia of Sleep" & "Sleep Disorders" for Facts On File.

Jan Yager, Ph.D., is a sociologist & author of several books & numerous articles for periodicals, including Family Circle, Women's Day, Newsday, Harper's, & Chicago Tribune. She has taught at several universities & currently lives in Stamford, CT. She has also co-written "The Encyclopedia of Sleep" & "Sleep Disorders" for Facts On File.

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