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

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

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The nocturnal brain : nightmares, neuroscience, and the secret world of sleep
Title
The nocturnal brain
Title remainder
nightmares, neuroscience, and the secret world of sleep
Statement of responsibility
Guy Leschziner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For Dr. Guy Leschziner's patients, there is no rest for the weary--either in mind or in body. 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. Then there are the extreme cases. A woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed, unlocks her car, and drives for several miles before returning to bed. The man who has spent decades cleaning out kitchens while "sleep-eating." The teenager prone to the severe, yet unfortunately nicknamed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome stuck in a cycle of excessive unconsciousness, binge eating, and uncharacteristic displays of aggression and hypersexuality while awake. With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Dr. Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds and 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." --
  • 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
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From Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leschziner, Guy
Dewey number
616.8/498
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RC547
  • RC547.L47
LC item number
  • .L47 2019
  • N63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 H-225
  • WL 108
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep Wake Disorders
  • Sleep Wake Disorders
  • Sleep
  • MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep deprivation
Label
The nocturnal brain : nightmares, neuroscience, and the secret world of sleep, Guy Leschziner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-341) 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
  • Floating eyeballs
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • The waking effects of coffee
  • A peculiar fairy tale
  • Inception
  • Losing sleep
  • Epilogue: Some general thoughts on sleep
  • 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
Control code
1085576579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781250202703
Lccn
2019005309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029387479
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085576579
Label
The nocturnal brain : nightmares, neuroscience, and the secret world of sleep, Guy Leschziner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-341) 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
  • Floating eyeballs
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • The waking effects of coffee
  • A peculiar fairy tale
  • Inception
  • Losing sleep
  • Epilogue: Some general thoughts on sleep
  • 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
Control code
1085576579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781250202703
Lccn
2019005309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029387479
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085576579

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