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Nodding off : the science of sleep from cradle to grave / Alice Gregory.

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  • ISBN: 9781472946188
  • ISBN: 1472946189
  • ISBN: 9781472946171
  • ISBN: 1472946170
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sleep 101 -- Sleeping like a baby: sleep in the first years of life -- Preschool and school-aged children: the rainbow of sleep problems -- Laaazzzy? Adolescents' sleep -- Sleep in youth: sleep, atypical development and mental health -- Becoming an adult: a sleep a day helps us to work, rest and play -- Sleep during the rush-hour years of our lives -- It's along hard night: the sleep of older adults -- A ticket to the Land of Nod: tips to get your best sleep and make dreams come true.
Summary, etc.:
"Sleep consumes a third of our lives, yet we tend to only think about it when it's proving a struggle--when a baby is born, if we develop insomnia, or when ageing brings new challenges. The latest research tells us that sleep is essential for learning and memory, for mental health and well-being, and for optimal physical health. It plays a crucial role throughout our waking lives, and our relationship with sleep evolves through our different life stages, from baby to child to teenager and beyond. [This book] leads you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep. Based on knowledge accumulated over almost two decades as a sleep researcher, Professor Alice Gregory shares real-life stories as well as insightful discussions with other sleep experts. She answers questions such as: Why are certain babies much harder to settle to sleep than others? Why do children experiencing attention deficit hyperactivity disorders often have co-occurring sleep problems? Why do so many adolescents enjoy lying in at the weekends? Are sleep problems an inevitable part of ageing? Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experience? Throughout there are important tips to help you improve your sleep, allowing you to feel better during the time you're awake. This book is an essential read for anyone considering embracing the zeitgeist of prioritising sleep, and is perhaps even more important for those resisting a rest."--Jacket.
Subject: Sleep > Popular works.
Sleep disorders > Popular works.
Sleep > Popular works.
Sleep Wake Disorders.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Children's Health.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Sleep & Sleep Disorders.
PSYCHOLOGY > Neuropsychology.
Sleep disorders.
Genre: Popular Work.
Popular works.