Sleep Disorders Part I

Sleep Disorders Part I, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Sleep Disorders Part I, 1st Edition,P. Montagna,Sudhansu Chokroverty,ISBN9780444520067

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This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* Clinical data on groundbreaking advancements in the understanding of basic sleep science
* Invaluable information on new therapies and drug protocols for sleep disorders
* A state-of-the-art reference that includes the role of genetics in sleep medicine


Since the late 90’s, a renewed interest in the neurobiology of sleep has provided new advancements in the understanding of basic sleep science and the clinical aspects of sleep disorders, with particular interest given to the role of genetics.

From laboratory techniques and therapies, groundbreaking research in sleep-wakefulness, new models of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanisms, to bright light therapy for circadian rhythm sleep disorders, this handbook will provide clinicians and researchers with a state-of-the-art reference that summarizes the clinical features and management of the many neurological manifestations of sleep disorders.

Practitioners will find invaluable research, information, and laboratory techniques on such topics as sleep-wake-dependent genes, the role of sleep duration in mortality and morbidity, and advancements in the understanding of the neurobiology of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy-cataplexy, restless legs syndrome, REM behavior disorders, fatal familiar insomnia, sleep apnea and heart failure, and nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia, amongst others. In addition, significant advancements in therapies and drug protocols are presented.


Neuroscience research workers

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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Sleep Disorders Part I, 1st Edition

SECTION 1: History of sleep medicine

History of sleep medicine.

SECTION 2: Basic science and methods

Normal sleep- recording and scoring techniques. Assessment of daytime sleepiness. Actigraphic monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms. Video Recordings and Video Polysomnography. Functional neuroimaging in sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders.

SECTION 3: Basic mechanisms of sleep

The Phylogeny of Sleep. Ontogeny of EEG-sleep from neonatal through infancy periods. Neurobiology of waking and sleeping. Neurobiology of REM sleep. Neurochemistry of sleep - an overview of animal experimental work. Molecular neurobiology of sleep. Manifestations and functional implications of sleep homeostasis. Thermoregulation in wakefulness and sleep in humans. Cytokines in immune function and sleep regulation. Endocrine and metabolic changes during sleep. Sleep, memory and molecular neurobiology.

SECTION 4: Clinical aspects of sleep disorders

Epidemiology of sleep disorders. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology in sleep. Cardiovascular diseases and sleep apnea. Alterations in gastrointestinal functioning during sleep. Sleep and genitourinary systems: physiology and disorders. Sleep enuresis. Respiratory physiology in sleep and wakefulness. Obstructive sleep apnea: diagnosis, risk factors and pathophysiology. Upper airway resistance syndrome. Central sleep apnea. Positive pressure treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Medical and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, including dental appliances. Non-invasive positive ventilation in the treatment of sleep related breathing disorders. Sleep and pulmonary diseases. Sleep-associated respiratory disorders and their psycho-behavioral consequences in children. Sudden death in infants during sleep. Neurobiology and the neurological basis of dreaming. Abnormal dreams and nightmare disorders. Sleep and psychiatric diseases. Sleep-related eating disorder. Alcohol, toxins and medications as a cause of sleep dysfunction. Sleep, pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Women and sleep. Normal and abnormal sleep in the elderly.

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