Sleep Medicine Secrets

1st Edition

Authors: Damien Stevens
Paperback ISBN: 9781560535928
eBook ISBN: 9781437720662
Imprint: Hanley & Belfus
Published Date: 3rd June 2004
Page Count: 300

Table of Contents

Section I. Background, Evaluation, and Monitoring

1. History and Literature of Sleep Medicine

2. Normal Sleep

3. Physiology of Sleep

Respiratory Physiology;
Cardiovascular Physiology;
Endocrine Physiology;
Gastrointestinal Physiology;
Circadian Rhythms;
Sleep Deprivation

4. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

5. Evaluation of Patients with Sleep Disorders

Obtaining a History;
Performing a Physical Examination;

6. Polysomnography

Respiratory Measurements

7. Other Diagnostic Tests in Sleep Medicine

Sleep Diaries;
Blood Testing

Section II. Specific Sleep Disorders

8. Sleep-disordered Breathing and Primary Snoring

Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS);
Primary Snoring

9. Central Sleep Apnea

10. Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Idiopathic Hypersomnia

11. Shift Work and Sleep Phase Disorders

Shift Work Sleep Disorder;
Advanced Sleep-Phase Disorder;
Delayed Sleep-Phase Disorder;
Non 24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder;
Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern;
Jet Lag Syndrome

12. Insomnia

Primary Insomnia;
Secondary Insomnia;
Behavioral Therapy;
Pharmacologic Therapy;
Sleep Hygiene

13. REM Parasomnias

REM Behavior Disorder;
REM-associated Sustained Nocturnal Penile Erections;
REM Sleep-Related Sinus Arrest

14. Non-REM Parasomnias

Confusional Arousals;
Sleep Terrors

15. Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders

Rhythmic Movement Disorder;
Sleep Starts;
Nocturnal Leg Cramps

16. Other Parasomnias

Sleep-Related Laryngospasm;
Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

17. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

18. Dreaming



In the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®, the authors present key information on the diagnosis and management of the full array of sleep disorders. Each chapter asks a series of key questions and provides answers from leading authorities in the field. Ideal as a quick reference, but comprehensive enough to function as the clinical book of choice in sleep medicine.

Key Features

  • All the most important "need-to-know" questions-and-answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
  • Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
  • Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
  • Thorough, highly detailed index
  • Thought-provoking questions that provide succinct answers
  • Presentation of a vast amount of information


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About the Authors

Damien Stevens Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director, Rush Sleep Disorder and Research, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL