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Published: 24 March 2012

168 Pages | 15 b/w llus.

4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199587858

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Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

Very Short Introductions

  • Answers all of the pertinent questions - what is sleep? why do we need sleep? how much sleep is enough? what happens when we don't get enough sleep?
  • Explores sleep changes in relation to pregnancy, newborns, children, adolescents, middle age and menopause, old age, and dementia
  • Considers the impact of out modern 24/7 society on our sleep and its patterns
  • Looks at some of the major sleep disorders
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide