The Resource Sleepy head : narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night, Henry Nicholls

Sleepy head : narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night, Henry Nicholls

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Sleepy head : narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night
Title
Sleepy head
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narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night
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Henry Nicholls
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Language
eng
Summary
How bad is it really, not to get eight hours of sleep? What happens to our brain when we're sleep deprived? How much sleep should we really be getting? Sleep is something so fundamental that most of us take it for granted, undervalue it, and rarely look directly at it in the last century, the amount we sleep has fallen by 20%. Henry Nicholls doesn't have this problem he suffers from narcolepsy, a disorder he developed at age twenty-one. For the healthy but overworked majority, this might sound like an enviable condition, but for Henry, the inability to stay awake is profoundly disabling. Through personal reflections, interviews with fellow narcoleptics, insomniacs and neuroscientists, anecdotes from medical history, and insights from art and literature, Henry Nicholls travels through the half-lit world of sleep. He considers how sleep is seen in contemporary culture, and delves into the history of sleep theory: how it was irrevocably damaged by Freud, and how this has created a medical vacuum for the treatment of sleep disorders. Sleepyhead is a scientific, cultural and autobiographical journey into the hinterlands of sleep, told with penetrating intelligence, humour and gentleness
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1973-
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Nicholls, Henry
Dewey number
616.8/498
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep disorders
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Sleepy head : narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night, Henry Nicholls
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781781255872
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
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Sleepy head : narcolepsy, neuroscience and the search for a good night, Henry Nicholls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781781255872
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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