Sleep Medicine: Normal Sleep and its Disorders

Hardcover | January 1, 1999

byMichael S. Aldrich

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This book offers a concise, methodological approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. The management of sleep disorders requires an understanding of sleep itself, thus the book initially discusses aspects of normal sleep. The remainder of the book provides aformula for critical assessment, in which the symptoms and signs and the psychological and medical background of the patient, in conjunction with an understanding of the neurobiological and psychological basis of sleep disorders, are considered. Polysomnographic studies and other laboratory testssupplement and redefine clinical information and assist physicians in their treatment options.

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This book offers a concise, methodological approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. The management of sleep disorders requires an understanding of sleep itself, thus the book initially discusses aspects of normal sleep. The remainder of the book provides aformula for critical assessment, in which the s...

Michael S. Aldrich is at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 6.89 × 10.12 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195129571

ISBN - 13:9780195129571

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I: Sleep1. Normal human sleep2. Neurobiology of sleep3. Breathing during wakefulness and sleep4. Chronobiology5. Ontogeny of sleep6. Dreams and other mental activity during sleepSection II: Sleep disorders7. Approach to the patient8. Sleepiness and sleep deprivation9. Insomnia10. Narcolepsy and related disorders11. Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder12. Chronobiological disorders13. Obstructive sleepapnea syndrome14. Central sleep apnea and hypoventilation during sleep15. Parasomnia16. Psychiatric disorders and sleep17. Medical causes of disordered sleep18. Sleep disorders in dementias and related degenerative diseases19. Diencephalic and brainstem sleep disorders20. Sleep and epilepsy

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"This is an excellent contribution to the growing field of sleep medicine. . . the content, coupled with the references, provide the reader with a wealth of information in a handy and quite readable form. This is definitely a worthwile study for the sleep clinician and a good resource for allother interested physicians and allied health personnel." Doody's Electronic Journal