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.

Key Features

* A comprehensive resource for the study of sleep science, sleep medicine, and sleep disorders
* Fascinating noninvasive neuroimaging studies that demonstrate marked changes during different sleep states
* A state-of-the-art reference that summarizes the clinical features and management of many of the neurological manifestations of sleep disorders


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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 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 disease


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About the editors

Pasquale Montagna

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Sudhansu Chokroverty

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