Sleep

Sleep

The Mysteries, the Problems, and the Solutions

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Penguin Putnam
We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry.

Dr. Schenck discusses the causes and treatments for common problems-insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and more. But what sets this book apart is the rare glimpse it offers into the cutting-edge science that he and others have pioneered in identifying, understanding, and explaining the realm of "parasomnias"-the mysterious, more extreme sleep disorders,such as dream enactment, sleep-related eating disorder, sexsomnia, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep paralysis, and even sleep violence, which affect at least 20 million Americans.

Comprehensive, engrossing, and backed by the latest medical research, Sleep is a groundbreaking work about what continues to be one of our most mysterious medical puzzles-making it an indispensable guide for sufferers of all sleep disorders and their families.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on new research to offer insight into the mechanism of sleep and its disorders, posing a range of treatments for such challenges as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, and dream-enactment.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on new research to offer insight into the mechanism of sleep and its disorders, posing a range of treatments for such challenges as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea while addressing areas of concern related to more serious sleep problems, from night terrors and dream-enactment to sleepwalking and sexsomnia.

Publisher: New York : Avery, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781583332702
1583332707
Branch Call Number: 616.8498 SCHEN

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SeanVictorydawn
Nov 19, 2013

this is a very thorough research book analyzing more than anybody can think of all the issues of sleeping. and it is written in a comprehensible style that from adolescents to seniors anybody can easily relate themselves to it. Another good quality is that it teaches you a lot about the science of Sleep and Neurology without using too much jargon. This is a very good book, almost an excellent source for people who have sleeping problems: like nightmares, insomnias, sleepwalking, snoring, and even the most questioned parasomnia disorders like sleep terrors and committing crimes while asleep. Not only this book explains why all these might happen to people, it also indicates medical history records of patients with sleep disorders.

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