Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming
Every night we enter a mythic realm, a dark, primordial world of fear and desire. What this world offers, Anthony Stevens suggests, may well be the key to understanding our waking mysteries - ourselves, our society, and our history. A prominent psychiatrist and practicing Jungian analyst, Stevens views dreaming from both psychological and neurological perspectives to show how dreams owe their origins as much to our evolutionary history as a species as to our personal history as individuals.
A work rich in symbolic and scientific insight, Private Myths traverses the course of dream interpretation from distant hunter-gatherer times to the present. This analysis is as authoritative as it is wide-ranging, including discussions of the biology of dreaming and the discovery of REM sleep, elaboration of the latest neuroscientific techniques in sleep research, and an assessment of the century-long legacy of analytic practice to dream interpretation. In a close look at the actual processes of dream formation, Stevens relates "dream work" to other creative capacities such as language, poetry, storytelling, memory, play, symptom-formation, magic, and ritual. He draws on his many years of experience to analyze key historical dreams, such as Freud's dream of Irma's injection and Hitler's dream of being buried alive, and enriches this discussion with analyses of his own and his patients' dreams.
Remarkable in its breadth, Private Myths makes the principles of dream interpretation accessible to scientists, the findings of dream science accessible to analysts, and the discoveries of both available to anyone intrigued by the mysteries of dreams and dreaming....
Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
After restless nights, most of us rely on caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed can be the biggest single influence on our mood, motivation and decision-making skills.
Nick Littlehales is the leading sleep coach to the biggest names in the sporting world, including Team Sky cyclists, Premiership footballers and Olympic gold medallists. In this groundbreaking book he lays bare his strategies for us all to use.
Discover how to map your personal sleep cycle, find the optimum room temperature and bedding, and most importantly learn how napping will change your life. Read Sleep to learn from the best in sport, and kick-start a more confident, successful and happier you....
Book DescriptionMichael Reed Gach makes it easy to understand the basics of his safe, natural self-healing system that regulates the flow of chi by using acupressure - fingertip massage applied to the body's vital points to discharging harmful stress andtoxins, providing relief in seconds. This simple, self-paced program includes guided exercises combining simple breathing techniques, self-care acupressure points, and gentle stretching to help the listener achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. These routines are simple, straightforward, and effective, and can be practiced nearly anywhere and at any time....
The Mind in Sleep: Psychology and Psychophysiology
This unique and up-to-date book provides a comprehensive history and critical account of sleep mentation research since the introduction of electrographic techniques. Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field. Looks at the relationships between physiological and mental events as brought to light by electrographic and other controlled studies of sleep mentation. Chapters are devoted to critical reviews of REM deprivation studies, the relationships between sustained and short-lived physiological conditions and sleep mentation, clinical phenomena such as sleep-talking, nightmares and night-terrors. Rigorously organized around topics of common interest, it is a penetrating study of current developments in the field....
Сон человека. Физиология и патология
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Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out – and then you wake up. What on earth is going on? Based...
Гиперсомнии. Клиника, диагностика, лечение. Учебное пособие
В учебно-методическом пособии изложены современные представления о состоянии проблемы гиперсомнии в медицине. Представлен обзор по современному пониманию механизмов формирования сна. Рассмотрены основные биохимические механизмы формирования стадии сна. Даны представления о патогененезе гиперсомнии. Подробно описаны отдельные нозологические формы гиперсомнии, В отдельных главах рассматриваются вопросы клиники, диагностики, дифференциальной диагностики гиперсомнии. Приводятся краткие сведения о гиперсомнии как симптоме в клинике различных заболеваний.
Пособие предназначено для последипломного образования неврологов, терапевтов, врачей общей практики....
Медико-психологические аспекты здорового сна
В пособии изложены современные представления о сне и его расстройствах, гигиене сна, диагностике и комплексном лечении инсомнических нарушений. Подробно рассмотрены возможности немедикаментозного лечения, психотерапии и фармакотерапии....
Biological Rhythms, Sleep and Hypnosis
Like food and water, sleep is essential for all. In this excellent study aid, the author looks at the nature and purpose of sleeping andrelated disorders, dreamingand hypnosis. This clear and focused introductionprovides a fantasticentry point for studentsseeking a deeper understanding of altered states of awareness....
The Sleep Revolution
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, and this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. In this book, Arianna Huffington boldly asserts that what is needed is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. Through a sweeping, scientifically rigorous and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, Arianna delves into the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health – from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted not only compromises our health and our decision-making but also undermines our work lives, our personal lives and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry and confronts all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can achieve better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power. In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important – and elusive – than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities and our world....