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Author: Birendra Nath Mallick
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 108
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123736231


Sleep and wakefulness are complex behavioural phenomena and are objectively identified by recording electrophysiological signals from the body. It is present in higher forms of life although comparable phenomena exist in lower species as well. These states are interrelated and one remains in either of the states.

When one expresses one of the states, the other state remains subdued. The book describes the neurobiological mechanisms of generation and regulation of sleep and wakefulness. It also deals with the role of sleep in maintenance of normal life.





What are Sleep and Wakefulness
Need for Objective Criteria
Mind and Brain Relation
Methods of Studying Sleep
Characterization of Sleep and Wakefulness
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep
Measurement and Quantification of Sleep
Basic Mechanism (s) of Sleep and Wakefulness
Brain Stem Reticular Formation
Other Brain Areas Responsible for Regulation of Sleep and Wakefulness
Levels of Wakefulness and Kinds of Sleep
REM Sleep and its Regulation
Chemical Nature of Sleep-Wakefulness
Sleep-Wakefulness and Biorhythm
Why Does One Sleep
Sleep Deprivation
Functions of Sleep
Effects of Sleep Loss in Normal Life
How much Sleep is Necessary and Adequate
Good Sleep and Factors Affecting Sleep
Importance of Sleep Studies