Sleep research: what is normality in relation to sleep?

This book looks good!

Sleep: multi-professional perspectives – Andrew Green and Alex Westcombe, eds. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012

Just reading a blurb on it in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (September 2013 76(9), p.430). The reviewer, Dr Elizabeth McKay, writes: “This timely text examines ‘sleep’, a shared, common human experience and, until recently, a much ignored subject by health practitioners and academics alike.”

“the structure [of this book] presents a broad overview, with the early chapters looking at sleep from a scientific stance, which includes examining its structure, regulation, adaptations, relationship both to biological rhythms and, importantly, mental health. Attention then turns to cultural differences in sleep habits, practices and patterns in modern society.”

“The final chapter reflects on what has gone before and poses the question what is normality in relation to sleep?”

“The editors aimed for their text to enhance communication about sleep between the two cultures of science and humanities: to this end, they have succeeded, in addition to having created a space for increased dialogue.”


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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