Sleep Your Questions Answered: Ease Stress, Sleep Soundly, and Energize Your Life

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Penguin, Mar 19, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
Sleep: Your Questions Answered is an accessible, practical question-and-answer guide to living with and overcoming sleep problems. This important reference includes information on the causes and types of the disease, different kinds of treatments, and how to best improve the quality of life. Sleep: Your Questions Answered contains up-to-date research on the latest treatments and complementary therapies, and includes features on diet and exercise
 

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Contents

The rhythms of sleep 10
10
The states of sleep 15
15
Chemicals involved in sleep 18
18
Amount of sleep 21
21
Night owls and early birds 22
22
Dreams and dreaming 24
24
Getting enough sleep 28
28
Sleeping environments 31
31
Sleep and mood disorders 99
99
Could I be depressed? 100
100
Sleep and seasonal affective disorder SAD 104
104
How aging affects sleep 111
111
Sleep and drugs 115
115
Common neurological diseases 118
118
Adults with intellectual disability 123
123
Sleep differences between the sexes 130
130

Sleep promotion 35
35
Sleep disrupters 43
43
Mood and memory 45
45
Sleep diary 46
46
Disrupted sleep 50
50
Insomnia 53
53
Narcolepsy and abnormal daytime sleepiness 55
55
Sleepdisordered breathing 58
58
Treating sleep apnea with CPAP 62
62
Snoring 65
65
Limb movement disorders 68
68
Disorders in the timing of sleep 70
70
Reducing the effects of jet lag 72
72
Parasomnias 78
78
Respiratory disorders 84
84
Hormonal imbalances heart disease and indigestion 90
90
Sleep and cancer 94
94
Sleep and pain 96
96
Sleep and menstruation 132
132
Sleep and pregnancy 136
136
Sleep patterns during pregnancy 138
138
Early stages of motherhood 140
140
Sleep and menopause 141
141
Babies 146
146
From infancy to adolescence 151
151
Sleep hygiene for children 152
152
Sleep problems in children 157
157
How can I tell if my child has a sleep problem? 158
158
Bedwetting 164
164
Adolescent sleepwake patterns 169
169
Investigating sleep problems 174
174
Treatments 179
179
Useful addresses 184
184
Index and acknowledgments 185
185
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