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    The Science of Sleep

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    Sheryl Shook, Kapi'olani Community College

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    Last Update: 2024

    Publisher: Kapi'olani Community College

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Kristen Genet, Unlimited Full Time Faculty in Biology, Anoka-Ramsey Community College on 1/29/24

    The book comprehensively introduces the biology, psychology, and cultural context of sleep, but it does not include reference material at the end such as an index (although there is a table of contents at the beginning) or a glossary. Throughout,... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgements
    • Guide to the Textbook
    • Yawning and an Introduction to Sleep
    • Sleep Wellness
    • The Sleeping Brain: Neuroanatomy, Polysomnography, and Actigraphy
    • Circadian Rhythm
    • Animals
    • Dreams
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Politics, Sleep, and You
    • Image Credits

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    About the Book

    The Science of Sleep teaches us the vital importance of sleep and how it determines our mental and physical health. It explores the neuroscience of sleep and cultural, social, and political aspects of how people view sleep and are affected by sleep.

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    Sheryl Shook, Kapi'olani Community College

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