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This book brings together an unprecedented number and range of contributions from different disciplines relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume.
The contributors explore the science of sleep - what it is, what makes it happen and why we do it - as well as the measurement of sleep, its importance for daytime performance and its sociological and cultural aspects. Sleep disorders, sleep quality and the importance of sleep for daytime performance are also explored, as are the ways in which sleep can be affected by medication and 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.
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A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the science of sleep for academics and professionalsFrom the Author:
Andrew Green is a Specialist Occupational Therapist at The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry in Bristol, UK. He has an MSc from the University of Exeter and an MPhil from the University of Southampton. Since 1999, he has been involved in running an innovative group for the cognitive behavioural management of insomnia, and has become increasingly interested in sleep and the behavioural management of sleep disorders. Alex Westcombe is a Clinical Psychologist working for North Bristol NHS Trust. He has worked in a range of physical health settings, including in fatigue, pain and burns services. Ved Varma is a retired Psychologist based in London, UK.
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