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Sleep Disorders Part II

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Sleep Disorders II covers various aspects of sleep disorders. These include the different classification of sleep disorders, the genetic influences of sleep disorders, abnormality in the sleeping pattern, and the circadian rhythm sleep disorder. A sleep disorder is a medical disorder that affects the sleeping patterns of humans (and sometimes animals). The disruptions in sleep can be caused by different factors, such as teeth grinding, night terrors, and the like. The book also discusses different perspectives on insomnia and hypersomnia. According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, insomnia is a sleep that is low in quality or a difficulty in sleeping. On the other hand, hypersomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or prolonged nighttime sleep. The book discusses narcolepsy, a syndrome that is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness that is associated with cataplexy and other REM sleep phenomena. The different medicines for this disease are also discussed. People who are practicing neurology and internal medicine, especially those in pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine specialties, will find this book valuable.

Neuroscience research workers

Hardbound, 560 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52007-4


  • Foreword



    List of contributors

    Section 1 History of sleep medicine

    1. History of sleep medicine

    Section 2 Basic science and methods

    2. Normal sleep-recording and scoring techniques

    3. Assessment of daytime sleepiness

    4. Actigraphic monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms

    5. Video recordings and video polysomnography

    6. Functional neuroimaging in sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders

    Section 3 Basic mechanisms of sleep

    7. The phylogeny of sleep

    8. Ontogeny of EEG sleep from neonatal through infancy periods

    9. Neurobiology of waking and sleeping

    10. Neurobiology of REM sleep

    11. Neurochemistry of sleep: an overview of animal experimental work

    12. Molecular neurobiology of sleep

    13. Manifestations and functional implications of sleep homeostasis

    14. Thermoregulation in wakefulness and sleep in humans

    15. Cytokines in immune function and sleep regulation

    16. Endocrine and metabolic changes during sleep

    17. Sleep, memory, and molecular neurobiology

    Section 4 Clinical aspects of sleep disorders

    18. Epidemiology of sleep disorders

    19. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology in sleep

    20. Cardiovascular diseases and sleep apnea

    21. Alterations in gastrointestinal functioning during sleep

    22. Sleep and genitourinary systems: physiology and disorders

    23. Sleep enuresis

    24. Respiratory physiology in sleep and wakefulness

    25. Obstructive sleep apnea: diagnosis, risk factors, and pathophysiology

    26. Upper-airway resistance syndrome

    27. Central sleep apnea

    28. Positive-pressure treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

    29. Medical and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, including dental appliances

    30. Noninvasive positive ventilation in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders

    31. Sleep and pulmonary diseases

    32. Sleep-associated respiratory disorders and their psychobehavioral consequences in children

    33. Sudden death in infants during sleep

    34. Neurobiology and the neurological basis of dreaming

    35. Abnormal dreams and nightmare disorders

    36. Sleep and psychiatric diseases

    37. Sleep-related eating disorder

    38. Alcohol, toxins, and medications as a cause of sleep dysfunction

    39. Sleep, pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome

    40. Women and sleep

    41. Normal and abnormal sleep in the elderly





    List of Contributors

    Section 5 Classification of sleep disorders

    42. Classification of sleep disorders

    Section 6 Genetics of sleep disorders

    43. Genetics of sleep disorders

    Section 7 Insomnia

    44. Neurological perspectives in insomnia and hyperarousal syndromes

    45. Insomnia: nature, diagnosis, and treatment

    46. Pharmacotherapy for insomnia

    Section 8 Hypersomnia

    47. Hypothalamus, hypocretins/orexin, and vigilance control

    48. Narcolepsy and cataplexy

    49. Recurrent hypersomnias

    50. Excessive daytime sleepiness

    Section 9 Abnormal movements in sleep

    51. Motor control in sleep

    52. NREM parasomnias

    53. REM sleep parasomnias

    54. Isolated motor phenomena and symptoms of sleep

    55. Sleep bruxism

    56. Restless-legs syndrome and periodic leg movements in sleep

    Section 10 Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

    57. Molecular neurobiology of circadian rhythms

    58. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

    Section 11 Sleep and neurological disorders

    59. Fatal familial insomnia and the role of the thalamus in sleep regulation

    60. Sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease

    61. Sleep disorders in neurodegenerative diseases other than Parkinson’s disease

    62. Sleep and stroke

    63. Sleep and headache

    64. Sleep and breathing in neuromuscular disorders

    65. Sleep-related epilepsy

    66. Sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis

    Section 12 Sleep and violence

    67. Violent parasomnias: forensic implications



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