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The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Edited by Charles M. Morin and Colin A. Espie

Volume 1, issue Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195376203
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195376203.001.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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From the ancients to the present day, the importance of sleep has seldom been disputed, but it has never had top billing in comparison to other components of healthy living. Now, however, it seems that the combined critical mass of research, the needs of the population, and the shifting weight of professional interest is pushing sleep to the academic and research forefront. The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders provides a review of knowledge about current research and clinical developments in normal and abnormal sleep. The book comprises three sections: Section I covers the basics of normal sleep, its functions, and its relationships to emotions, cognitions, performance, psychopathology, and public health and safety issues. Section II addresses abnormal sleep, including disorders like insomnia, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, and sleep apnea. An informed classification of sleep/wake disorders is presented along with a protocol for assessing sleep-wake complaints and evidence-based treatment options. Section III provides a developmental perspective on sleep and sleep problems in childhood, adolescence, and in late life, and a discussion of sleep disturbances in selected special populations.

Keywords: abnormal sleep; normal sleep; insomnia; parasomnia; circadian rhythm disorders; sleep apnea; sleep-wake complaints; evidence-based treatment; sleep disturbances

Book.  928 pages. 

Subjects: Psychology

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Sleep and the Brain in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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The Regulation of Human Sleep and Wakefulness in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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The Functions of Sleep in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Human Development in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Human Performance in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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The Role of Sleep in Neurocognitive Function in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Emotion in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep, Dreams, and Dreaming in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Psychopathology in The Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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