Sleep Disorders Part II

Sleep Disorders Part II

1st Edition - December 15, 2010

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  • Editors: P. Montagna, Sudhansu Chokroverty
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520074
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534828

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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


Neurologists. Neuroscience research workers

Table of Contents

  • 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

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2010
  • Published: December 15, 2010
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520074
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534828

About the Editors

P. 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

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