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The Resource Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep, Stanley Coren

Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep, Stanley Coren

Label
Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep
Title
Sleep thieves
Title remainder
an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Coren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this engrossing, expansive look at the facts and folklore of sleep, best-selling author Stanley Coren provides astounding new evidence that we are becoming an increasingly sleep-deprived society, and that this condition is seriously affecting our work, posing a danger to ourselves and others. He shows, for example, that the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the disaster involving the space shuttle Challenger, and the nuclear accidents at both Chernobyl and Three Mile Island were all associated with people suffering from sleep deprivation. Drawing on dramatic interviews with a range of professionals including doctors, airline pilots, stockbrokers, and truck drivers, Coren shows the risks that everyone now faces as more and more people in the workforce operate with insufficient sleep. He also looks at some of the more subtle and insidious effects of sleep loss on our physical and mental health and explains how to tell whether you are getting enough sleep. In addition Coren asks intriguing questions like: Do fish sleep? Are there really "morning" people and "night" people? Why is it virtually impossible to fall asleep during midmorning hours no matter how tired you are? And how is it that you can sleep for hours on a plane and never feel rested? Some provocative stories about sleep oddities are presented along with a description of some strange sleep disorders that affect a surprisingly large number of people. Finally, the book describes specific techniques to help children sleep through the night and to improve the quality and efficiency of your own sleep
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coren, Stanley
Dewey number
612.8/21
Index
index present
LC call number
QP425
LC item number
.C62 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 F-180
  • WL 108
NLM item number
C797s 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep
  • Sleep
  • Sleep
  • Sommeil
  • Sleep
  • Sleep
  • Slaap
Label
Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep, Stanley Coren
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edison's Curse -- Sleep and Consciousness -- What Is Sleep? -- Evolution's Mistake? -- No Sleep at All -- Cutting Down on Sleep -- A Little Bit of Sleep -- The Clocks Within Us -- Riding the Daily Seesaw of Sleepiness -- Sleepy Children and Sleepy Parents -- Sleepy Teenagers -- Sleep Thieves in the Kitchen -- Ondine's Curse -- Sleepless Nights -- Sleep and Health -- Asleep at the Wheel -- Asleep at the Operating Table -- Asleep on the Night Shift -- Asleep in the Sky -- The Cost of Sleep Debt -- Are We Chronically Sleep Deprived? -- What Is Your Personal Sleep Debt? -- Death on Daylight Savings Time -- A Wake-Up Call
Control code
ocm33983619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780684817965
Lccn
95051549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33983619
  • (OCoLC)33983619
Label
Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep, Stanley Coren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edison's Curse -- Sleep and Consciousness -- What Is Sleep? -- Evolution's Mistake? -- No Sleep at All -- Cutting Down on Sleep -- A Little Bit of Sleep -- The Clocks Within Us -- Riding the Daily Seesaw of Sleepiness -- Sleepy Children and Sleepy Parents -- Sleepy Teenagers -- Sleep Thieves in the Kitchen -- Ondine's Curse -- Sleepless Nights -- Sleep and Health -- Asleep at the Wheel -- Asleep at the Operating Table -- Asleep on the Night Shift -- Asleep in the Sky -- The Cost of Sleep Debt -- Are We Chronically Sleep Deprived? -- What Is Your Personal Sleep Debt? -- Death on Daylight Savings Time -- A Wake-Up Call
Control code
ocm33983619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780684817965
Lccn
95051549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33983619
  • (OCoLC)33983619

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