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Sleep : a very short introduction / Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster.

  • Lockley, Steven W.
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About this work


"This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, a look at sleep through the human lifespan, and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders"--Publisher's web site.


Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Physical description

xvi, 146 pages : black and white illustrations ; 18 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-140) and index.


Sleep through the ages -- Sleep generation and regeneration -- The sleeping brain -- The reasons for sleep -- The seven ages of sleep -- When sleep suffers -- Sleep and health -- Society and sleep -- The 24-hour society.


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WL108 2012L81s
    Open shelves

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  • 9780199587858
  • 019958785X