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....
Бодрствование и сон
Книга профессора А.М.Вейна посвящена важной и малоизученной проблеме: роли и значению сна и бодрствования в жизни человека. В ней рассматриваются причины, вызывающие сон и бодрствование, и механизмы этих состояний, а также регулирование смены сна и бодрствования. Автор стремится дать представление об истории и современном состоянии науки, изучающей эту проблему. Большое внимание уделяется описанию двух фаз сна: медленному (ортодоксальному) и быстрому (парадоксальному, или сну со сновидениями). Рассматриваются особенности психической деятельности во время сна, основные формы нарушения сна и бодрствования и способы регулирования расстройств.
Книга в популярной форме знакомит читателей с исследованиями автора и других ученых по этой проблеме. Она рассчитана на широкие круги преподавателей, студентов, научных сотрудников....
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....
The Baby Sleep Book : The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family (Sears Parenting Library)
Book DescriptionDESCRIPTION: America's favorite pediatric experts turn their attention to the hottest topic in parenting--solving babies' sleep problems--in a definitive book that offers immediate results. For every parent who's ever been deprived of...
Крупнейшие научные центры заняты изучением проблей сознания, памяти, сна. В книжке пойдет речь о фундаментальных исследованиях мозга человека, проводимых в Институте экспериментальной медицины.
Рассказывая о работах Института экспериментальной медицины, который возглавляет член-корреспондент АН СССР Н.П.Бехтерева автор знакомит читателя с достижениями Отдела нейрофизаологии человека в этом центре. Здесь изучают и заболевания, и общие механизмы работы мозга. В частности, как хранится и шифруются слова, каким образом мозг "извлекает" их из этого хранилища в момент рождения речи.
Для широкого круга читателей....
How to Sleep Like a Baby, Wake Up Refreshed, and Get More Out of Life
How to Sleep Like a Baby, Wake Up Refreshed, and Get More Out of Life...
Sleep related Breathing Disorders and Sleep Stages from ECG Signals
This book introduces a physiologically driven approach to detect sleep related breathing disorder events as well as different sleep stages by evaluating an ECG signal. The introductory chapters provide medical background knowledge concerning this sleep induced breathing failure and the ECG. On this basis, the following chapter discloses the connection between features extracted from the ECG and the occurrence of sleep related breathing disorder events or sleep stages. The features are derived from the heart rate and the morphological side effects of cardiac load fluctuations. In the subsequent chapters, the extracted features are evaluated by applying pattern recognition methods to answer the central question: Is it possible to reduce the diagnostic complexity of this disease by simply recording and processing an ECG signal? The assessment of the presented approach starts by selecting the most suitable classifiers. Subsequently, these classifiers are put to tests in patient dependent and independent scenarios. The achieved classification rates for the sleep related breathing disorder episodes as well as the sleep stages prove that an ECG driven basic diagnosis is feasible....
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 Center for Disease Control considers insufficient sleep a national public health epidemic--nearly 30% of adults and two-thirds of all high school students report they regularly get insufficient sleep. Time, effort, and intention are required to keep our sleep healthy. In Sleep Reset, Dr. Daniel Blum discusses the everyday activities and habits that play a major role in shaping sleep and overall health, including physical exercise and diet. Sleep Reset incorporates sleep science, mindfulness practices related to sleep, and real-world examples and anecdotes to support a mindful, sustainable sleep practice. Anybody who has trouble sleeping will be relieved to have this enjoyable, effective manual at their bedside....
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....