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Palgrave Macmillan

Biological Rhythms, Sleep and Hypnosis

ISBN 9780230252653
Publication Date February 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

Like food and water, sleep is essential for all. In this excellent study aid, the author looks at the nature and purpose of sleeping andrelated disorders, dreamingand hypnosis. This clear and focused introductionprovides a fantasticentry point for studentsseeking a deeper understanding of altered states of awareness.

SIMON GREEN is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck University, UK, as well as a Chief Examiner in Psychology at AS and A2 for a major exam board.

Brain Activity and Levels of Consciousness
Biological Rhythms
The Nature of Sleep 
Functions of Sleep
Disorders of Sleep
Sleep and Dreaming


'A really useful textbook, full of thought-provoking questions. Green's book is sensitive to the common problems A-Level and undergraduate students face as they grapple with these concepts and it provides a helpful resource that eases the reader through these fascinating and important topics. Overall, it is an excellent book, and a great addtion to the bookshelf.'
- Graham Mitchell, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader in Psychology, University of Northampton
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