Sleepfaring: A journey through the science of sleep

Sleepfaring: A journey through the science of sleep

by JimHorne (Author)

Synopsis

Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we normally need, and what happens if you don't get enough of it? Professor Jim Horne finds the answers to these questions and many more in Sleepfaring, a journey through the science and the secrets of sleep. It's a subject close to the hearts of many of us as our sleep patterns have changed to reflect longer working hours and busier lifestyles. From drowsiness at the wheel to stress and insomnia, sleep is becoming a big issue in our lives. Professor Horne gives an engaging account of what science can tell us about sleep and sleep disorders, drawing in brain physiology, psychology, medicine, social factors, and results from the very latest sleep research. He looks at body clocks and sleeping patterns, the values of napping, and the controversial question of 'sleep debt', and also gives some valuable hints from the latest sleep research that may just help you to get a better night's rest.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 25 Oct 2007

ISBN 10: 019922837X
ISBN 13: 9780199228379

Media Reviews
Review from previous edition like the best travel books, Sleepfaring looks set to stay fresh and useful for years to come. Anyone seeking a Travelogue around the Land of Nod will not be disappointed. It is as le Guide Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage * Carol Cooper, Lancet *
an impressive amount of material...a handy tour d'horizon * BBC Focus Magazine *
Horne's arguments are compelling. * New Statesman *
Author Bio
Jim Horne is Professor of Psychophysiology and Director of the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Loughborough. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and the British Psychological Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research. Jim is the UK's best-known 'sleep expert' - he is frequently called upon to discuss topics related to sleep and sleep disorders on radio and television, and writes regularly for newspapers and health and science magazines. His previous publications include Why We Sleep (1990, OUP).