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cover Fatigue: Sleep management during disasters and sustained operations by Robert J. Koester.  This booklet allows the reader to understand sleep physiology, required sleep, the use of naps, fatigue related accidents, and accident prevention.  All searchers and safety officers must be aware of what is often the most deadly aspect of search and rescue; the drive to and from the search.

ISBN: 1-879471-18-3 1997 dbS Productions 58pp $9.95

Fatigue: Sleep Management During Disasters and Sustained Operations - Instructor's Manual.  Long drives, mobilization in the middle of the night, too much work, not enough trained staff, high urgency, and shift work are all challenges that produce a fatigued worker.  This book allows the instructor to educate the student in sleep physiology, required sleep, the use of naps, fatigue-related accidents, and accident prevention.  Every shift worker and emergency services provider must know this material.  PowerPoint slides included.

ISBN: 1-879471-18-3 1998 dbS Productions 180 pp $110

cover The Promise of Sleep: A pioneer in sleep medicine explores the vital connection between health, happiness, and a good night's sleep by William Dement. Sleep science has yielded a great deal of scientific knowledge about sleep--yet the general public, and even doctors, aren't aware of it. Sleep disorders are routinely misdiagnosed or ignored, sometimes resulting in medical tragedy and death, frequently leading to chronic exhaustion. In The Promise of Sleep, Dr. Dement aims to remedy that by making the latest sleep information accessible to health professionals and lay readers. He describes the sleep cycle and gives a short history of sleep research. Then he dives into clear and detailed explanations of concepts and conditions we've all heard about, but that few of us understand: sleep debt, biological clock, circadian rhythm, insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy. He discusses why we need sleep (sounds obvious, but it isn't) and the role of dreams. After 300 pages of sleep facts, Dr. Dement teaches you how to "reclaim healthy sleep" in your own life.  Highly recommended.

ISBN: 0440509017 Delacorte Press 2000 560pp $11.96

Good Nights, How to stop sleep deprivation by Gary Zammit. Can't sleep? A noted sleep disorder expert has the answers to overcoming insomnia, ending sleep deprivation, and getting the proper amount of sleep to stay alert, even in some cases stay alive. Dr. Zammit is a clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Manhattan's largest accredited sleep disorders center.

ISBN: 0-836252-75-6 1998  Andrew McNeal Pub 242pp $10.36

From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum. This book offers detailed explanations of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia disorders and their treatment using both natural and pharmacological supplements. The book is the best source of information on Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome available.

ISBN: 0-895297-37-X Avery Pub 1996 $9.56

Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, fibromyalgia, and environmental illness by Burton Goldberg. Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and environmental illness can be permanently reversed using non-toxic alternative medicine treatments. In this book, 26 leading physicians explain the techniques and natural substances that brought complete recovery to their patients.

ISBN: 1-887299-11-4 1998 368pp $18.95

The Body Clock Guide to Better Health by M. Smolensky and  L. Lamberg. The Body Clock is an exhaustive guide to the merits of chronotherapy, which synchronizes healthcare with the patient's internal clock. This can be as simple as taking pain relievers at the time of day the body will best benefit from the medication, such as several hours before the patient's pain threshold will be at its lowest.

ISBN: 0-805056-61-0 Henry Hold & Co. 2000 428pp $20.80

Circadian Physiology by Roberto Refindttii. Circadian Physiology highlights the basic processes and latest research findings in circadian biology, and describes how this knowledge applies to the prevention of jet lag and the malaise associated with shift work, the treatment of sleep disorders and depression, the timing for effective administration of medicines, and the planning of astronaut schedules for space exploration.

ISBN: 0-849322-99-5 CRC Press, 2000 200pp $49.95 

The Circadian Prescription by S. MacDonald Baker, K. Baar.  This thought-provoking, clearly written book based on experimental science and the experiences of Dr. Baker's patients will challenge many commonly held nutritional beliefs. At the center of the prescription is the Circadian Diet, a flexible eating plan designed to give the body the fuel it needs when it needs it (according to Baker, that means protein during the day and carbohydrates at night). The plan also includes breathing and meditation techniques, rhythmic exercise, and tips to improve sleep habits, beat jet lag, and overcome odd work shifts. 

ISBN: 0-399145-96-6 2000 Putnam 320pp $19.96

The Art of Napping by William Anthony. It's time for nappers to lie down and be counted! Scientific studies show that naps affect mood and performance positively--concluding empirically what nappers have known intuitively for a long time: napping is good for your health. This lighthearted and humorously illustrated book will amuse and entertain. 20 cartoons.

ISBN: 0943914825 Larson 1997  112pp $8.95

Betrayal by the Brain: The neurologic basis of Chronic fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and related Neural Network disorders by Jay Goldstein. Discusses a typical neurosomatic new patient treatment protocol, CFS pathophysiology, fibromyalgia syndrome as a pain modulation disorder, the roles of the cerebellum and basal ganglia in neural network dysfunction, sleep and arousal generating systems, irritable bowel syndrome, receptor desensitization and drug tolerance, and treatments.

ISBN: 1-560249-81-1 Haworth 1996 313pp $23.96

Circadian clocks and thier adjustments by Derek Chadwick.  Prestigious contributors describe the genetic, molecular, anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms and pathways that operate to regulate and control circadian rhythmicity and functioning in organisms ranging from unicellular algae to human beings. Also considers the implications of the basic and clinical research for humans.

ISBN: 0471943053 John Wiley & Sons 1995 348pp $128

cover Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine edited by Kryger, Roth, Dement. New edition of an interdisciplinary text for clinicians on normal sleep, its disorders, and their treatment. Includes a section on the effect of psychiatric disorders on sleep. 2000 edition thirty chapters longer than 1989 edition. 99 contributors.

ISBN: 0-721676707 W.B. Saunders 2000 1336pp $145.00

  Why we Nap Evolution, Chronobiology, and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep by Claudio Stampi. Because we're tired, of course. But for scientists, the curious thing about adult humans napping is that we are one of the very few species that rely on a single sleep period (monophasic) rather than napping periodically throughout the 24-hour cycle (polyphasic). Researchers in sleep, circadian rhythms, neuroscience, physiology, psychology, and chronobiology, present 16 studies.  Became a nap expert, then go out and practice!

ISBN: 0817634622 Springer-Verlag 1992 $108

  The Biology of Sleep Substances by S. Inoue. All aspects of sleep sciences are included in this excellent resource text, with special reference to sleep substances and sleep modulators. The historical development of the theories of sleep are reviewed in conjunction with the technical problems. All candidate substances are overviewed as to their sites of presence, chemical nature, bioassay techniques, physiological and pharmacological effects. On the basis of a standardized methodology developed by the author, sleep-modulatory characteristics of some substances are compared and evaluated in quantitative terms. The sleep regulatory mechanisms, which are composed of complex neurohumoral subsystems, are analyzed from the results of recent neurophysiological and neuroendocrinological experiments. Furthermore, an evolutionary aspect of sleep substances is taken into consideration.

ISBN: 0849348226 CRC Press 1989 $166


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