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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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About the authors

Teri Barkoukis

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy Department of Internal Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska

Jean Matheson

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School Division Chief, Sleep Medicine Department of Neurology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts

Richard Ferber

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Children's Hospital Boston Boston, Massachusetts

Karl Doghramji

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania