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The secret life of sleep  Cover Image Book Book

The secret life of sleep

Duff, Kat 1952- (Author).

Summary: Citing a high percentage of Americans who routinely experience sleep problems or shortages, the award-winning author of The Alchemy of Illness draws on a wide range of disciplines to reveal the healing benefits of sleep and argue for its prioritizing.--Publisher information.

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  • ISBN: 9781582704685 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 1582704686 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 9781582704692 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1582704694 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781476753287 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books/Beyond Words hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-236).
Formatted Contents Note: When the sandman comes: falling asleep -- Opening the inn for phantoms: surrendering to sleep -- Cribs, cradles, and slings: sleeping babies across cultures -- Sleep stages: Western science and Eastern philosophy -- Between sleeps: the midnight watch -- When sleep never comes: insomnia's toll -- Downers, benzos, and z-drugs: the commercialization of sleep -- The social divide: separating sleep from consciousness -- When sleeping birds fly: half awake and half asleep -- The invisible labors of sleep: memory and invention -- Knitting up the "raveled sleave of care": emotional restoration -- Sleep has no master: subversive dreaming -- Ordinary dreams: when one hand washes the other -- Big dreams: encounters with the other side -- Waking up is hard to do: internal and social time -- Enamored with wakefulness: phasing out sleep -- Waking up again: doubt, certainty, and the future of sleep.
Subject: Sleep Physiological aspects
Altered states of consciousness
Sleep physiology
Sleep Disorders

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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