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Table of Contents

Introduction to Sleep Medicine
Chapter 1: History of Sleep in Society, Sleep Science, and Sleep Medicine, 3

Chapter 2: Approach to the Patient with a Sleep Disorder, 10

Chapter 3: Introduction to Sleep Medicine Diagnostics in Adults, 28

Background to Sleep Medicine Therapeutics
Chapter 4: Overview of Sleep, 43

Chapter 5: Essentials of Sleep Medicine Neuropharmacology, 62

Chapter 6: Stimulant Pharmacology, 85

Chapter 7: Pharmacology of Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Hypnotics, 99

Chapter 8: Pharmacology of Psychotropic Drugs, 109

Chapter 9: Alternative Therapeutics for Sleep Disorders, 126

Chapter 10: Overview of Insomnia, 143

Chapter 11: Sleep/Wake Lifestyle Modifi cations, 151

Chapter 12: Cognitive Behavioral and Psychological Therapies for Chronic Insomnia, 161

Chapter 13: Pharmacotherapeutic Approach to Insomnia in Adults, 172

Chapter 14: The Role of Psychology in Sleep Disorders and in Their Treatment, 181

Chapter 15: Behavioral and Medical Interventions in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, 195

Chapter 16: Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 206

Chapter 17: Surgical Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/ Hypopnea Syndrome, 218

Chapter 18: Oral Appliances in Snoring and Sleep Apnea Syndrome, 230

Chapter 19: Central and Mixed Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, 243

Chapter 20: Nocturnal Ventilation in Chronic Hypercapnic Respiratory Diseases, 254

Chapter 21: Sleep-Related Disorders in Chronic Pulmonary Disease, 270

Chapter 22: Narcolepsy, 289

Chapter 23: Non-Narcoleptic Hypersomnias of Central Origin, 297

Chapter 24: Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorders, 307

Chapter 25: Sleep-Related Bruxism, 324

Chapter 26: Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes, 330


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