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Sleep : a very short introduction / by Lockley, Steven W.; Foster, Russell G.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-140) and index.Sleep through the ages -- Sleep generation and regeneration -- The sleeping brain -- The reasons for sleep -- The seven ages of sleep -- When sleep suffers -- Sleep and health -- Society and sleep -- The 24-hour society."This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, a look at sleep through the human lifespan, and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders"--Publisher's web site.
Subjects: Sleep; Sleep Disorders.; Sleep.;
© 2012., Oxford University Press,
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Sleep, Big Bear, sleep! / by Wright, Maureen,1961-; Hillenbrand, Will,ill.;
A Junior Library Guild selectionAccelerated Reader/Renaissance LearningAs winter comes and Big Bear prepares to hibernate, he keeps thinking he hears Old Man Winter giving him exhausting orders that prevent him from sleeping.
Subjects: Stories in rhyme; Bears; Winter; Humorous stories.; Stories in rhyme.; Bears; Winter; Humorous stories.;
© c2009., Marshall Cavendish Children,
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Doctor sleep [sound recording] / by King, Stephen,1947-; Patton, Will.nrt;
Read by Will Patton."Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-- mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the 'steam' that children with the 'shining' produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant 'shining' power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes 'Doctor Sleep.' Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival"--Publisher's web site.Director and producer, Christina Zarafonitis ; associate producer, Ben Rimalower.
Subjects: Occult fiction.; Horror fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Audiobooks.; Middle-aged men; Good and evil; Psychic ability;
© ℗2013., AUDIOWORKS, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio,
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Sleep for success : everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask / by Maas, James B.; Robbins, Rebecca S.;
pt. 1. Everything you must know about your sleep habits but are too tired to ask -- The sleep meter : think you're alert? Find out here -- New findings on sleep deprivation : the silent killer -- pt. 2. New discoveries in the science of sleep -- The architecture of a good night's sleep -- Sleep, learning, and memory -- Dreaming -- pt. 3. A new look on how to get a great eight hours of sleep -- The four essential keys to sleeping well -- Sure-fire strategies to sleep for success! -- What's your naptitude? -- pt. 4. New research that provides helpful solutions to the common sleep challenges -- Sleep from birth to childhood -- Teenage walking zombies -- Challenges for the elderly -- Women & sleep -- Managing time for better sleep -- Surviving shift work -- Sleep tips for the traveler -- Sleep, exercise, and tthe athlete -- pt. 5. An up-to-date- look at sleep disorders and their treatment -- Understanding and treating the most common sleep disorders -- Knock yourself out : sleep drugs -- Personal observations.
Subjects: Sleep.; Sleep disorders.;
© 2011., Author House,
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Doctor Sleep : a novel / by King, Stephen,1947-;
The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless; mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Paranormal fiction.; Psychic ability; Good and evil;
© 2013., Scribner,
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Doctor sleep [electronic resource] : Shining series, book 2. by King, Stephen.; Patton, Will.;
Narrator: Will Patton.On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless— mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father' s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes " Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan' s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra' s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 522705 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Horror.; Suspense.; Thriller.;
© 2014., Recorded Books, Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=2037535 -- Click to access title on Overdrive.;
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What you need to know about sleep disorders / by Peachey, John T.,author.; Zelman, Diane C.,author.;
What are sleep disorders? -- The history of sleep disorders -- Causes and risk factors -- Signs and symptoms -- Assessment and treatment -- Long-term prognosis and potential complications -- Effects on family and friends -- Prevention -- Issues and controversies -- Current research and future directions."This book provides readers with the information they need to know about sleep disorders: the process and purpose of sleep, the importance of good sleep hygiene, and the impact of modern life on our quality of sleep"--Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Sleep disorders.; Sleep.;
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Sleeping Beauty / by Beckett, Sheilah,ill.;
Subjects: Fairy tales.;
© c1977., Random House,
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Sleeping giants / by Neuvel, Sylvain,1973-;
Follows Rose Franklin, first as a young girl near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota where she falls through the earth and discovers a giant metal hand, then seventeen years later as a highly trained physicist leading a team trying to crack the hand's code.
Subjects: Science fiction; Women physicists; Robots;
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Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world / by Reiss, Benjamin.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index."Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"--"Humans have slept since the dawn of our species. And yet the way humans sleep across history has changed dramatically, most disastrously in our own modern era. For the last two centuries sleep, the industrialized West has reduced sleep to one narrow definition: hours of unbroken slumber, in a private chamber, alone or with at most one additional partner. And this artificial cultural definition is now spreading around the world. We've gained much from this sleeping revolution--privacy and security and independence--but along the way added a whole new host of problems: the explosion of sleep disorders, sleep anxieties, and life-style diseases connected to exhaustion and sleeplessness; the devastating rise in addiction to both sleeping pills and caffeine; the nightmarish nightly-battles faced by parents enforcing artificial 'bed times' for children. Our modern world may be founded on taming sleep; and yet our collective exhaustion reveals the extraordinary costs we've all paid"--Introduction. The gates of sleep -- Part I: The invention of normal sleep -- Before sleep was normal -- A different drummer -- Part II: Taming sleep -- Lady Macbeth's doctor, or, Sleepwalkers and lunatics -- Sleeping slaves, waking masters -- Part III: Rocking the cradle -- Wild things -- Utopian sleepers -- Part IV: Global weirding -- Beyond normal -- Epilogue. Three chairs.
Subjects: Sleep disorders.; Sleep.; Sleep;
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