Key Features

  • Confidently treat sleep-related breathing disorders with a practical step-by-step approach to positive pressure titration, summarizing merits, demerits, dangers, and limitations.
  • Observe, evaluate, and treat unusual, uncommon, and often unrecognized PSG patterns.

Table of Contents

1. Polysomnographic Recording Technique

2. Electroencephalography for the Sleep Specialist

3. Sleep Stages and Scoring Technique

4. Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Scoring

5. Basic Circadian Rhythms and Circadian Sleep Disorders

6. Hypnogram Analysis

7. Sleep-Related Movements and Scoring Techniques

8. Cardiac Arrhythmias

9. Uncommon, Atypical, and Often Unrecognized PSG Patterns

10. Motor Disorders During Sleep

11. Sleep and Epilepsy

12. Sleep Dysfunction and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Miscellaneous Neurological Disorders

13. Neuroimaging Techniques

14. Specialized Techniques

14A. Multiple Sleep latency Testing

14B. Actigraphy

14C. Recommendations for Practical Use of Pulse Transit Time as a Tool for Respiratory Effort Measurements During Sleep and Microarousal Recognition

14D. The Cyclic Alternating Pattern

14E. Peripheral Arterial Tonometry

14F. The Electrocardiogram-Spectrogram

15. Positive Pressure Titration

16. Oral Appliances and Surgical Techniques for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Therapy

17. Pediatric Polysomnography

Appendix: Video Vignettes

Vignette 1: Narcolepsy: Unequivocal Diagnosis After Split-Screen, Video-Polysomnographic Analysis of a Prolonged Cataplectic Attack

Vignette 2: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Cerebral Hypoxemia

Vignette 3: The Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder Leading to a Subdural Hemorrhage

Vignette 4: Isolated Sleep Paralysis: An REM- "Sleep" Polysomnographic Phenomenon as Documented With Simultaneous Clinical and Electrophysiologic Assessment

Vignette 5: Confusional Arousals

Vignette 6: Sleepwalking

Vignette 7: Hypnagogic Hallucination

Vignette 8: Sleep Terrors


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