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....
Три трети жизни
Треть жизни человек спит и две трети бодрствует. Для чего мы спим и зачем видим сны? Какой потребности служит сон? Что считать бессонницей и насколько она вредна? Как связать цикл "бодрствование - сон" со здоровьем, работоспособностью, настроением?
Все эти и многие другие вопросы, касающиеся буквально каждого из нас,- в центре внимания автора, "одного из виднейших специалистов в данной области.
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Why We Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive. Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence....
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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....
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 on exciting new peer-reviewed research, mass-participation experiments and the world’s largest archive of dream reports, Night School uncovers the truth about the sleeping brain – and gives powerful tips on how you can use those hours of apparently ‘dead’ time to change your waking life. Along the way you will discover how to learn information while you sleep, the creative potential of a six-minute nap, and what your dreams really mean. Studies show that even a small lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on health and happiness. It’s time to banish nightmares, make the most of the missing third of your days, and get the best night’s sleep of your life....
Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders
Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders...
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Дорогой читатель, если Вы устали глотать таблетки, а бессонница отравляет жизнь, эта книга для Вас. Вы избавитесь от бессонницы самым простым, полезным и приятным «лечением». Узнаете: Полезные и вредные продукты Интересно и полезно о макаронах и кофе Какие витамины, минералы, гормоны и аминокислоты нужны Вам Ваш хронотип Китайские часы здоровья и питания Советы Аюрведы Рецепты блюд из самых «снотворных» продуктов Составите свой режим Дня и Дневник Питания Приготовите Волшебный ужин И это не всё)...
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....
Sleeping Your Way to the Top
Many people believe the less sleep you get, the more productive you are. Sleeping Your Way to the Top debunks that myth and shows that sleep and success go hand in hand. This groundbreaking study presents compelling new research and the latest clinically proven techniques for getting quality rest, achieving maximum productivity and overcoming common sleep impediments to enhance your career. Featuring sidebars, charts and illustrations, this book finally takes the stigma out of sleep. A collaboration between certified clinical sleep educator Terry Cralle, RN, and sleep psychologist W. David Brown, PhD, Sleeping Your Way to the Top presents the ultimate wake-up call for ambitious people who wish to achieve maximum performance. Featuring sidebars, charts, and illustrations, this book finally takes the stigma out of sleep....