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The Resource The enigma of sleep, produced by ZENIT in association with LES FILMS D'ICI/ZDF/ARTE/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL, YLE TEEMA, RTSI. International distribution by GA&A, (electronic resource)

The enigma of sleep, produced by ZENIT in association with LES FILMS D'ICI/ZDF/ARTE/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL, YLE TEEMA, RTSI. International distribution by GA&A, (electronic resource)

Label
The enigma of sleep
Title
The enigma of sleep
Statement of responsibility
produced by ZENIT in association with LES FILMS D'ICI/ZDF/ARTE/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL, YLE TEEMA, RTSI. International distribution by GA&A
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sleep disorders are little understood although the lives of many people are dramatically affected by them. This fascinating documentary brings us to laboratories in Italy, France, Israel and Switzerland where researchers are trying to untangle the mysterious working of the brain in order to help those who suffer from these disorders. Dr. Peretz Lavie is a sleep researcher and the director of the Technion Sleep Laboratory in Haifa, Israel. His state-of-the-art lab studies 2,000 patients a year, six nights a week. We watch these forlorn, sleep deprived human beings, rigged to scientific instruments, as they try to accomplish in the lab what most people do naturally amidst the comforts of home. Dr. Michel Jouvet in Paris has studied the functions of sleep and dreams for over fifty years. He discusses the interest in dreams going back to early man. One patient we see suffers from narcolepsy; he never knows what activity will be interrupted by a sudden "fall" into sleep. Another is a sleep walker whose life is half dream, half reality. One woman has the only documented case of sleep without REM. The result is that she never has the benefit of a restorative rest. One patient from a family afflicted for generations with a rare, lethal form of insomnia, remembers relatives who didn t sleep for months; their fatigue was catastrophic and incomprehensible. Sleep apnea, when the patient may "forget" to breathe during sleep, is also treated. The documentary gives an understanding of the pain of sleep deprivation, and the extremes to which it may be manifest. Science can treat and cure some sufferers. For others, sleep disturbances remain incurable because even for the doctors in this film, sleep is still very much an enigma
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Discovery Channel (Firm)
  • Films d'ici (Firm)
  • Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana
  • YLE Teema
  • ZDF/Arte (Firm)
  • Zenit Arti Audiovisive
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lavie, P.
  • Dreams
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep
Target audience
general
Label
The enigma of sleep, produced by ZENIT in association with LES FILMS D'ICI/ZDF/ARTE/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL, YLE TEEMA, RTSI. International distribution by GA&A, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784654
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784654/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1784654/flo
  • (OCoLC)747796720
Video recording format
other
Label
The enigma of sleep, produced by ZENIT in association with LES FILMS D'ICI/ZDF/ARTE/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL, YLE TEEMA, RTSI. International distribution by GA&A, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784654
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784654/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1784654/flo
  • (OCoLC)747796720
Video recording format
other

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