Sleep: Multi-Professional Perspectives

Sleep: Multi-Professional Perspectives

By: Andrew Green (editor), Alex Westcombe (editor), Helen Ball (contributor), Nigel Hudson (contributor), Hazel O'Dowd (contributor), Dietmar Hank (contributor), Meadows Meadows (contributor), Ved Varma (contributor), Lee Scrivner (contributor), Paterson Paterson (contributor)Paperback

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This book brings together an unprecedented number and range of contributions from different disciplines relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. The contributors explore the science of sleep - what it is, what makes it happen and why we do it - as well as the measurement of sleep, its importance for daytime performance and its sociological and cultural aspects. Sleep disorders, sleep quality and the importance of sleep for daytime performance are also explored, as are the ways in which sleep can be affected by medication and medical and psychiatric conditions. This groundbreaking and insightful book will be of great interest to students, academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, and anyone else who wishes to discover more about this fascinating topic.

About Author

Andrew Green is a Specialist Occupational Therapist at The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry in Bristol, UK. He has an MSc from the University of Exeter and an MPhil from the University of Southampton. Since 1999, he has been involved in running an innovative group for the cognitive behavioural management of insomnia, and has become increasingly interested in sleep and the behavioural management of sleep disorders. Alex Westcombe is a Clinical Psychologist working for North Bristol NHS Trust. He has worked in a range of physical health settings, including in fatigue, pain and burns services. Ved Varma is a retired Psychologist based in London, UK.

Contents

Foreword by David Nutt FMedSci, Professor of Neuropyschopharmacology, Imperial College London, UK. Preface. 1. Introduction: The University of Sleep Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK and Alex Westcombe, CFS/ME Service, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. 2. The Science of Sleep: What is It, What Makes It Happen and Why Do We Do It? Louise M. Paterson, Neuropyschopharmacology Unit, Imperial College London, UK. 3. Chronobiology: Biological Rhythms that Influence Sleep. Katharina Wulff, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford, UK. 4. Cultures of Sleep. Brigitte Steger, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK. 5. Medical Anthropology and Children's Sleep: The Mismatch Between Western Lifestyles and Sleep Physiology. Caroline H. D. Jones, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK and Helen L. Ball, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK. 6. Beyond 'Death's Counterfeit': The Sociological Aspects of Sleep. Robert Meadows, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 7. A Question of Balance: The Relationship Between Daily Occupation and Sleep. Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK. 8. Recording and Quantifying Sleep. Nigel Hudson, Department of Neurophysiology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK. 9. Broken Sleep: Sleep Disorders. Jane Hicks, Consultant Psychiatrist, New Horizons Mother and Baby Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK and Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK. 10. Sleep and Psychiatry. Dietmar Hank, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK, Jane Hicks, Consultant Psychiatrist, New Horizons Mother and Baby Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK and Sue Wilson, Psychopharmacology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK. 11. Medication and Sleep. Sue Wilson, Psychopharmacology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK. 12. Too Tired to Sleep. Alex Westcombe and Hazel O'Dowd , CFS/ME Service, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. 13. Ambivalent Attitudes Towards Sleep in World Religions. Stephen Jacobs, University of Wolverhampton, UK. 14. That Sweet Secession: Sleep and Sleeplessness in Western Literature. Lee Scrivner, Lecturer in Humanities, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey. 15. Sleeping On It. Andrew Green, Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Burden Centre for Neuropsychiatry, Bristol, UK. Glossary. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849050623
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781849050623
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1849050627

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