Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226387161 Published October 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $21.00 Available for pre-order. ISBN: 9780226387338 Will Publish October 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The Science of Sleep

What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

Wallace B. Mendelson

The Science of Sleep

Wallace B. Mendelson

176 pages | 160 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226387161 Published October 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $21.00 ISBN: 9780226387338 Will Publish October 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
We often hear that humans spend one third of their lives sleeping—and most of us would up that fraction if we could. Whether we’re curling up for a brief lunchtime catnap, catching a doze on a sunny afternoon, or clocking our solid eight hours at night, sleeping is normally a reliable way to rest our heads and recharge our minds. And our bodies demand it: without sufficient sleep, we experience changes in mood, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. Symptoms of sleep deprivation can be severe, and we know that sleep is essential for restoring and rejuvenating muscles, tissue, and energy. And yet, although science is making remarkable inroads into the workings and functions of sleep, many aspects still remain a mystery.
 
In The Science of Sleep, sleep expert Wallace B. Mendelson explains the elements of human sleep states and explores the variety of sleep disorders afflicting thousands of people worldwide. Mendelson lays out the various treatments that are available today and provides a helpful guide for one of life’s most important activities. By offering the first scientific yet accessible account of sleep science, Mendelson allows readers to assess their personal relationships with sleep and craft their own individual approaches to a comfortable and effective night’s rest.
 
Addressing one of the major public health issues of the day with cutting-edge research and empathetic understanding, The Science of Sleep is the definitive illustrated reference guide to sleep science. 
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