The Enchanted World of Sleep

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Yale University Press, 1998 - Medical - 270 pages
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For those who have puzzled over the mysteries of sleep, this panoramic view of modern sleep research by a pioneer in the field offers enlightening answers. Interweaving facts with fascinating case histories and anecdotes, Lavie discusses all that is known about sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, including landmark discoveries from his own sleep laboratory. 49 illustrations.
 

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Compared to a few other books on sleep and dreams I have read recently (I find the topic fascinating), this one covers a broader range of topics, such as biorythm and sleep disorder. It is good ... Read full review

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Lavie, who received most of his professional training in the United States, is currently dean of the medical faculty and head of the Sleep Laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in ... Read full review

Contents

Sleep and Death
1
Brain Waves
8
Nathaniel Kleitman
18
The Rhythm of Sleep
26
The Twentyfive Hour Day
35
From Sun Clocks to Biological Clocks
54
Creatures of the Brain
65
Alfred Maury and the Dream of the Guillotine
76
Sleep Centers
151
The First Steps
161
Treating Insomnia
174
The Physical and Medical Causes of Insomnia
184
Disorders in Sleep Timing
189
Children Who Refuse to Sleep
205
Excessive Sleepiness or In the Arms of Morpheus
216
Reversal of the Natural Order
234

Dreaming as a Separate Reality
89
Do Fish Dream?
98
The Need for Sleep
111
The Eccentricity of REM Sleep
129
Epilogue
243
References
247
Index
263
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