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Sleeplessness

Assessing Sleep Need in Society Today

Authors: Horne, Jim

  • Tackles the controversial and popular topic of insomniaReviews historical and cutting edge academic research to critique the norm and put forward a new theory linking REM sleep with appetite
  • Aims to cut through some of the anxiety-inducing messages that have proliferated to help those who suffer from the condition
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About this book

This book critically evaluates the popular notion that today’s society is suffering from ‘sleep debt’, or what Horne calls ‘societal insomnia’ - an apparent chronic loss of sleep, which can lead to obesity and related physical and mental disorders including heart disease.

It presents evidence which suggests that sleep debt has not in fact worsened to any marked extent over the last hundred or so years, by looking back at some historical writings on sleeplessness and integrating the findings with, evidence-based research that he has undertaken over the last decade.

Written in a concise and understandable way, and interwoven with real-world insights, the book will be useful to academic and students of cognitive, critical and social psychology, neuroscience and sociology, as well as anyone who is interested in the social and psychological implications of sleep and sleeplessness.

About the authors

Jim Horne is Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology at Loughborough University, UK and is a sleep neuroscientist who set up and now runs the Loughborough Sleep Research Centre. He is also affiliated to the School of Psychology, at Leicester University’s College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, UK, where he works on various cross-disciplinary neuroscience initiatives.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Hardcover £65.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30571-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £20.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32791-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sleeplessness
Book Subtitle
Assessing Sleep Need in Society Today
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30572-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30572-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30571-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-32791-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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