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The nocturnal brain : nightmares, neuroscience, and the secret world of sleep / Guy Leschziner.

Leschziner, Guy, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep-- and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares. Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock's days and nights. Leschziner explores the many biological and psychological factors that allow us to find the rest necessary to maintain our health-- and also improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness. -- adapted from jacket
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 616.8498 LES 2019 (Text) 33892100624445 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/06/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250202703
  • ISBN: 1250202701
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-341) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Greenwich Mean Time -- In the still of the night -- Disney was right -- Rumblings -- The sleep-talking bus driver -- Weak with laughter -- Buzzing bees -- Seized by the throat -- Floating eyeballs -- Jekyll and Hyde -- The waking effects of coffee -- A peculiar fairy tale -- Inception -- Losing sleep -- Epilogue: Some general thoughts on sleep.
Summary, etc.:
Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep-- and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares. Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock's days and nights. Leschziner explores the many biological and psychological factors that allow us to find the rest necessary to maintain our health-- and also improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders > Case studies.
Sleep deprivation.
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Sleep.
Genre: Case studies.

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