Sleep is the natural state of bodily rest, common to all mammals
and birds and also seen in many reptiles, amphibians and fish. For
most species, regular sleep is essential for survival, yet the
specific purposes of sleep are still only partly clear and are the
subject of intense research. This volume is comprised of the
editors selection of the most relevant articles on sleep from the
"Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, " resulting in the first
comprehensive collection of introductory articles on the
neuroscience of sleep.Articles explore sleep s impact on neural
functioning, sleep disorders, the relation between sleep and other
clinical disorders, a look at sleep from a developmental
perspective, and more.
* Chapters offer impressive scope with topics addressing neural
functioning, disorders, development, and more, carefully selected
by one of the most preeminent sleep researchers
* Richly illustrated in full color with over 100 figures
* Contributors represent the most outstanding scholarship in the
field, with each chapter providing fully vetted and reliable expert
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