Sleep Disorders Part I - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444520067, 9780444534811

Sleep Disorders Part I, Volume 98

1st Edition

Editors: Pasquale Montagna Sudhansu Chokroverty
eBook ISBN: 9780444534811
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520067
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th December 2010
Page Count: 720
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Table of Contents




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



Sleep Disorders Part 1 offers a glimpse of developments that focus on diagnostic techniques in the field of neurobiology of sleep. This part discusses the models of the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanism; issues regarding sleep states, stages, and memory consolidation; and advances in the understanding of the sleep-wake genes, gene products, the circadian clock, and the role of sleep duration.
This book explains noninvasive neuroimaging studies, particularly positron emission tomographic and single photon emission computed tomographic scans. It further discusses advances in clinical science, including concepts about neurobiology of sleep, narcolepsy-cataplexy, therapy, and laboratory techniques. The significant advances in therapy have led to the addition of new drugs for the treatment of different sleeping disorders, as described in this book. Sleep is essential to humans. Awareness of its true importance leads to the development and acceptance of sleep medicines in the market.

Key Features

  • Clinical data on groundbreaking advancements in the understanding of basic sleep science
    Invaluable information on new therapies and drug protocols for sleep disorders
    A state-of-the-art reference that includes the role of genetics in sleep medicine


Neuroscience research workers


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About the Editors

Pasquale Montagna Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Sudhansu Chokroverty Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Co-Chair of Neurology, Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center and Seton Hall University, Edison, New Jersey; Clinical Professor of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey