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Multi-professional Perspectives
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The average human spends one third of their life asleep, yet most people know relatively little about what goes on when their head touches the pillow and their eyes close for the next eight hours. This book brings together an unprecedented number and range of contributions from different disciplines relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. This important multidisciplinary volume opens with a look at the history of sleep, both in literature and in life, and goes on to consider sociological aspects. Sleep problems, sleep quality and the effects of drugs such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are all discussed, together with the importance of sleep for daytime performance and the science of the human body clock. Medication and polysomnography (measuring sleep) are also explored, alongside forensic aspects of sleep, and how it can be affected by medical and psychiatric conditions. This groundbreaking and insightful book will be of great interest to students, academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, and anyone else who wishes to discover more about this fascinating topic.


Contents:

Foreword by David Nutt, Edmond J. Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College, London, UK. Preface. Introduction: The University of Sleep. Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK and Alex Westcombe, Clinical Psychologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. 1. The Science of Sleep: What is it, what makes it happen and why do we do it? Louise Paterson, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Imperial College, London, UK. 2. Chronobiology: Katharina Wulff, Senior Research Scientist, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Circadian and Visual Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK. 3. Cultures of Sleep. Brigitte Steger, Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK. 4. Medical Anthropology and Children's Sleep: The Mismatch Between Western Lifestyles and Sleep Physiology. Caroline Jones and Helen Ball, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK. 5. Beyond 'Death's Counterfeit': The Sociological Aspects of Sleep. Robert Meadows, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 6. A Question of Balance: The Relationship Between Daily Occupation and Sleep. Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK. 7. Polysomnography. Nigel Hudson, Department of Neuropsychology, Derriford Hospital, Surrey, UK. 8. Broken Sleep. Jane Hicks, AWP, Bristol, UK and Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK. 9. Sleep and Psychiatry. Dietmar Hank, Jane Hicks, AWP, Bristol, UK and Sue Wilson, Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol, UK. 10. Medication and Sleep. Sue Wilson, Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol, UK. 11. Too Tired to Sleep: Relationships Between Sleep and Fatigue. Alex Westcombe, Clinical Psychologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK and Hazel O'Dowd, CFS Service, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. 12. Ambivalent Attitudes Towards Sleep in World Religions. Stephen Jacobs, University of Wolverhampton, UK. 13. That Sweet Secession: Sleep and Sleepnessness in Western Literature. Lee Scrivner. 14. Sleeping On It: An Overview. Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK and Alex Westcombe, Clinical Psychologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. Glossary. List of Contributors. References. Index.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780857002570
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: July, 2012
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 156.00 x 234.00 x 20.00

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