Updated December 30, 1999
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BOOKS ON FATIGUE
- Atkinson, Holly, M.D. Women and Fatigue, Pocket Books: 1987.
A chapter called "Sleep for Vitality" includes: the mechanism of sleep, cycles of sleep, two kinds of sleep: REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-REM).
A section on disturbed sleep includes insomnia, some information about Stanford and Dr. William Dement's study of the mechanism of sleep, sleep apnea, sleep clinics, restless leg syndrome and disruption of the sleep/wake cycle.
- Bell, David S., M.D. Curing Fatigue, Berldey Publishing Group: 1996.
Contains a chapter on sleep problems that includes information on sleep cycles, insomnia, drugs and alcohol as sleep aids, restless leg syndrome, snoring, narcolepsy and sleep labs.
- Gardner, David C., Beatty, Grace Joely. Never Be tired Again!, Harper Collins: 1990.
- Podell, Richard N., M.D., F.A.C.P. Doctor, Why Am I So Tired?, Pharos Books: 1988.
A chapter on sleep problems includes: Insomnia, drugs that disrupt sleep, depression, habits, sleep disorders (Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, leg movements, narcolepsy and when to consult a sleep specialist). Also has an appendix containing a listing of sleep disorder centers.
BOOKS ON SLEEP/WAKE CYCLES (CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS), SHIFTWORK
- Coleman, Richard M. The Twenty-Four Hour Business : Maximizing Productivity Through Round-The-Clock Operations, AMAC OM: 1997.
- Coleman, Richard M. , M.D. Wide Awake at 3:00 A.M., By Choice or Chance?, New York: W.H. Freeman & Co.: 1986.
- Lamberg, Lynne. Bodyrhythms: Chronobiology and Peak Performance, William Morrow & Co.: 1994.
"This book is "the most comprehensive text on sleep and wakefuleness that has ever been written for the lay reader," according to the foreword by William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the sleep disorders center and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.
"To engage in night work is to strike a faustian bargain," Lamberg says. "A price must be paid for the use of the nigt and the day in ways for which the human body was not designed."It's no accident, she writes, that the Exxon Valdez, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Bhopal disasters occurred at night. Or that doctors and nurses on night shifts make misatkes more often than their daytime counterparts. Or that fatal car and truck crashes occur more often at night.
Lamberg predicts that present-day understanding of biological clocks will cause radical changes in our society in upcoming years-- from changing federal regulations affecting the time of day rest period are taken, to lawsuits affirming the legal liability of employers for their sleepy employees, to new interventions to make flying across time zones an shift work more manageable.
She also calls for public policy changes. "Many other nations are far ahead of the United States in this regard," she says, referring to incorporating circadian principles into national policy. Most importantly, she warns, society must stop viewing sleep as a waste of time and workaholism as a positive trait.
- Moore-Ede, Martin C. , Sulzman, Frank M., Fuller, Charles A. The Clocks That Time Us: Physiology of the Circadian Timing System, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA: 1982. Technical reading.
- Moore-Ede, Martin. The Twenty Four Hour Society: Understanding Human Limits in a World That Never Stops, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993.
- Morgan, David R. Sleep Secrets for Shiftworkers & People With Off-Beat Schedules, Whole Person Associates: 1996
- U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assesment. Biological Rhythms: Implications for the Worker. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC: 1991. OTA-BA-463.
- Westfall-Lake, Peggy, McBride, Glenn N. Shiftwork Safety and Performance : A Manual for Managers and Trainers, Lewis Publishing Inc.: 1997.
- Ferber, Richard, M.D., Kryger, Meir, M.D. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine in the Child. Saunders, New York: 1995. See also Children and Sleep section, below.
- Guilleminault, Christian, M.D. Sleeping and Waking Disorders: Indications and Techniques, 1982.
- Idzikowski, Chris, P.J. Cowen (Editor). Serotonin, Sleep and Mental Disorder, Wrightson Biomedical Pub. Ltd., 1991.
- Kryger, M.H., Roth, T., Dement, W.C. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2nd edition, Saunders, New York: 1994.
BOOKS FOR SENIORS
BOOKS ON CHILDREN AND SLEEP
- Behrstock, Barry, Trubo, Richard. The Parent's When-Not- to-Worry Book, Harper and Row: 1983.
- Cuthbertson, Joanne, Schevill, Susie. Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night, Doubleday, New York : 1985.
- Ferber, Richard, M.D., Kryger, Meir, M.D. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine in the Child, Saunders, New York: 1995.
This is a medical textbook and is only available at medical libraries and some bookstores.
- Ferber, Richard, M.D. Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
- Garfield, Patricia. Your Child's Dreams, Ballantine, New York: 1984.
- Golbin, Alexander Z., M.D., Ph.D. The World of Children's Sleep: Parents' Guide to Understanding Children and Their Sleep Problems, Salt Lake City, Michaelis Medical Publishing Corp., 1995.
This book is a useful guide for any parent with a "sleepless child". It includes eye-opening discussions, advice and information on such topics as: bedwetting, head banging, night terrors, sudden infant death syndrome, and other medical disorders that are connected to sleep.
Practical tips for parents of children with sleep problems are summarized in quick reference tables.
A revolutionary approach to understanding some sleep disorders as a helpful phenomena. Current treatments available. Fascinating history of sleep medicine. Current list of leading sleep centers and helpful organizations.
- Gottlieib, Susan E., M.D. Keys to Children's Sleep Problems, Barrons: 1993.
- Gregory, Jill. Children's Dream Books reviews of children's books, The Novoto Center for Dreams, 1993.
- Heins, M., Seiden, A. Child Care € Parent's Care, Doubleday, New York: 1987.
- Huntley, Rebecca, Kerr, K. The Sleep Book for Tired Parents, by Seattle, WA, Parenting Press, 1991.
- Jones, Sandy. Crying Baby, Sleepless Nights, Warner, New York: 1983.
- Lovejoy, Jr., Frederick H., M.D. Boston Children's Hospital: The New Child Health Encyclopedia, the Complete Guide for Parents, Dell Paperback: 1987.
- Mindell, Jodi A., Ph.D. Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep, HarperCollins, 1997.
- Scharf, M., Ph.D. Waking Up Dry: How to End Bedwetting Forever, Writers Digest Books, Cincinnati: 1986.
- Sears, William, M.D. Nighttime Parenting, How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep, New American Library, New York : 1987.
- Sears, William, M.D. SIDS: A Parents Guide to Understanding and Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 1995, $19.95.
Contains information about infant sleep apnea and monitoring.
- Siegal, Alan, Ph.D., Bulkeley, Kelly, Ph.D. Dreamcatching: Every Parent's Guide to Exploring and Understanding Children's Dreams and Nightmares. Random House's Three Rivers Press, 1998.
- Sheldon, S., Spire, J. P., Levy, H. Pediatric Sleep Medicine, W.B. Saunders Company: 1992.
- Spock, Benjamin. Baby and Child Care, Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York: 1992.
- Spock, Benjamin. Dr. Spock on Parenting, Pocket Books, New York: 1988.
- Ten Speed Press. Nightmare Help - for Children, from Children, Berkeley: 1989.
- Weissbluth, Marc. Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child, Ballantine Books, New York: 1987.
BOOKS ON DREAMS
- Cartwright, Rosalind, Lamberg, Lynne. Crisis Dreaming: Using Your Dreams to Solve Your Problems, HarperCollins, 1992.
Times of crisis highlights the functions dream serve in our lives, say Cartwright, a long-time dream researcher, and Lamberg, a medical journalist.
Gaining or losing a job, a mate, or a home, developing a serious illness, experiencing trauma such as an automobile crash, an earthquake, or a rape, all change our internal picture of who we are.
At such times, dreams go into high gear. We search through our life story to find memories that can help us cope, connecting today's experiences to earlier ones that involved similar feelings.
In persons mired in depression, the dream process often bogs down too. The authors offer techniques for remebering dreams better and rewriting bad dream scripts to create more helpful scenarios for our daily lives.
- Delaney, Gayle, Ph.D. Breakthrough Dreaming, How to Tap the Power of Your 24-Hour Mind, Bantam Books, New York, 1991.
- Krakow, Barry, Dr., Neidhardt, Joseph, Dr. Conquering Bad Dreams and Nightmares.
- LaBerge, Stephen, Ph.D. Lucid Dreaming, The Power of Being Awake and Aware in Your Dreams, Ballantine Books, New York: 1985.
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