Sleep consumes a third of our lives, yet we tend to only think about it when it's proving a struggle - when a baby is born, if we develop insomnia, or when ageing brings new challenges to our slumber. The latest research tells us that sleep is essential for learning and memory, for mental health and well-being, and for optimal physical health. We also know that our sleep evolves throughout our lives, changing from baby to child to teenager and beyond. Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives, and we need to start paying it more attention. Nodding Off leads you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep throughout our lives. Based on knowledge accumulated over almost two decades as a sleep researcher, Professor Alice Gregory shares real-life stories as well as insightful discussions with other sleep experts. She answers questions such as: Why are certain babies so much harder to settle to sleep than others? Why do children experiencing anxiety, behavioural problems or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so often have co-occurring sleep problems? Why do so many adolescents enjoy lying in at the weekends? Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experiences? Could prioritising sleep could help us control our weight and increase our attractiveness? Are sleep problems an inevitable part of ageing? Throughout this book there are important tips on helping you improve your sleep, which will allow you to feel better during the time you're awake. It is an essential read for anyone considering embracing the zeitgeist of prioritising sleep, and is perhaps even more important for those daring to resist.
Product code: BPXGE
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 14.5cm x 22.2cm
Publish date: 14/06/2018
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