Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave

Gregory, Alice M.. 2018. Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472946157 [Book]

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Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives, and we need to start paying it more attention. The latest research tells us that it's essential for learning and memory, for mental health and physical well-being, and yet we tend to only think about it when it's proving a struggle.

Nodding Off leads you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep as it evolves throughout our lives; from babies to teenagers, from middle age to the later years of our life, there are constantly new challenges to our sleep. Based on knowledge accumulated over almost two decades as a sleep researcher, Professor Alice Gregory shares real-life stories and interviews with other sleep experts to find the answers to questions, such as:

Why do so many adolescents enjoy lying in at the weekends?
Why do children experiencing anxiety, behavioural problems or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so often have co-occurring sleep problems?
Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experiences?

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14 June 2018

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12 Sep 2018 09:44

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