Secrets of Sleep

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Contents
PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITIONvii
PREFACEix
1. A Historical View of Sleep3
2. Scientists Investigate Sleep: The Different Stages of Sleep16
3. Sleep: A Theme with Variations31
4. Dreams48
5. Sleep and Sleeping Pills70
6. "I Didn't Sleep a Wink All Night": Insomnia and Disorders of Sleeping and Waking87
7. Sleep in Animals105
8. Sleep and the Brain122
9. The Search for Endogenous Sleep Substances136
10. Sleep Deprivation151

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface to the American Edition vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - A Historical View of Sleep 3
  • 2 - Scientists Investigate Sleep: The Different Stages of Sleep 16
  • 3 - Sleep: A Theme with Variations 31
  • 4 - Dreams 48
  • 5 - Sleep and Sleeping Pills 70
  • In Conclusion 86
  • 6 - "I Didn't Sleep a Wink All Night": Insomnia and Disorders of Sleeping and Waking 87
  • 7 - Sleep in Animals 105
  • 8 - Sleep and the Brain 122
  • 9 - The Search for Endogenous Sleep Substances 136
  • 10 - Sleep Deprivation 151
  • 11 - Sleep as a Biological Rhythm 170
  • 12 - The Purpose of Sleep 191
  • In Conclusion 204
  • Appendix: - Sleep Disorders Information Leaflet 207
  • Notes 210
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 223
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