Medications and Sleep, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics


  • Timothy Roehrs, PhD

This issue comprises two parts.  The first part examines pharmacology of drug classes and effects on the slee--wake processes.  The second part focuses on therapeutics for various sleep disorders.  In the first part, basic neuropharmacology of sleep-wake states is discussed.  Other articles review hypnotics, allergy and cardiovascular drugs, anti-convulsant drugs, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs, and stimulants.  The second part focuses on pharmacology for specific sleep disorders: primary insomnia, co-morbid insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy and disorders of daytime sleepiness, movement disroders, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-2496-7