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A unique resource on sleep medicine

Written by contemporary experts from around the world, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook covers the entire field of sleep medicine. Taking a novel approach, the text features both syndrome- and patient-oriented coverage, making it ideally suited for both clinical use and academic study.

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook begins with a brief introduction to the basic science of sleep, from neurobiology to physiologic processes. This leads into sections offering comprehensive coverage of insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, movement disorders, and much more. Sleep and related disorders are also discussed, followed by chapters on considerations for special patient groups. Special materials for practitioners include a sample interview and questionnaire as well as a chapter on operating and managing a sleep center. The text concludes with discussions of sleep assessment methods such as polysomnography, actigraphy, and video EEG monitoring.

With full coverage of over 100 key topics in sleep medicine, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook offers the most practical, thorough, yet handy resource available on adult and pediatric sleep medicine.

Praise from the reviews:

" other publication in the field can begin to compare with the breadth or depth of the 'Handbook'...I cannot imagine a functioning sleep disorders clinic without at least one copy on standby as a ready reference." PscyCRITIQUES

"Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a first-rate textbook with concise, up-to-date information covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine." DOODY'S HEALTH SERVICES

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This complete and practical reference guide…is essential reading for those interested in sleep medicine." (E-STREAMS, September 2007)

“The book is easy to read and the style from chapter to chapter is remarkably consistent, which is a very difficult feat, considering that 215 authors contributed to this book’s 1,058 pages.” (Respiratory Care, June 2007)

"The text stands alone as an insightful and comprehensive 'encyclopedia' detailing the phenomenon of sleep." (The Journal of the American Medical Association, April 18, 2007)

"I highly recommend this book to the clinicians and medical students who would like to sleep well, knowing that they have done everything possible to make their patients' sleep restful and healthy." (New England Journal of Medicine, January 11, 2007)

" other publication in the field can begin to compare with the breadth or depth of the 'Handbook'...I cannot imagine a functioning sleep disorders clinic without at least one copy on standby as a ready reference." (PscyCRITIQUES, July 19, 2006)

"Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a first-rate textbook with concise, up-to-date information covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine." (Doody's Health Services)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a textbook containing 137 chapters that provide a thorough overview of the entire spectrum of adult and pediatric sleep medicine.
Purpose: According to the author, the book is meant to capture the state-of-the-art knowledge base "in the rapidly altering landscape of sleep medicine."
Audience: It is written at a sophisticated level with the sleep medicine clinician in mind, and assumes a fairly high level of knowledge about physiology and medicine. The chapter authors represent respected, contemporary experts in the particular areas of their chapters.
Features: The topics of the book are wide-ranging, and include the basic science of sleep, sleep in specific populations (i.e., pediatrics, women, the elderly), sleep in specific medical disorders, and methods for sleep assessment. In general, each chapter provides essential information for the reader interested in an up-to-date overview of a specific topic and a good starting point for the reader seeking more in-depth coverage. The figures are pertinent with good captions that complement the text. The references represent both landmark studies and the most current published articles on various topics.
Assessment: Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a first-rate textbook with concise, up-to-date information covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine. There is significant overlap of topics in this text with the more established textbook in the field of sleep medicine, Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th Edition, edited by M Kryger, T Roth and WC Dement, published by Elsevier in 2005, which also has an online version. Nevertheless, the topics receive different treatment in each of the texts. In addition, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook, covers several subjects not addressed in Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine including how to operate and manage a sleep disorders center and how to obtain sleep center accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Thus, this is likely to be a useful reference for practitioners of sleep medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471683711
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/23/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1136
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 2.37 (d)

Meet the Author

TEOFILO L. LEE-CHIONG, MD, is Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. He has served as associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, where he was awarded the Red Sash Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2000). He performed his residency and fellowship in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care at Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a post-fellowship in sleep medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Normal Human Sleep.

Chapter 2. The Neurobiology of Sleep.

Chapter 3. Physiologic Processes During Sleep.

Chapter 4. Biological Rhythms and Sleep.

Chapter 5. Biology of Dreaming.

Chapter 6. Psychology of Dreaming.

Chapter 7. The Function of Sleep.

Chapter 8. The Evolution of Sleep: A Phylogenetic Approach.

Chapter 9. Neuropharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness.

Chapter 10. Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 11. Classification of Sleep Disorders.


Chapter 12. Insomnia: Prevalence and Daytime Consequences.

Chapter 13. Causes of Insomnia.

Chapter 14. Medications that Can Cause Insomnia.

Chapter 15. Fatal Familial Insomnia.

Chapter 16. Evaluation of Insomnia.

Chapter 17. Pharmacologic Therapy of Insomnia.

Chapter 18. Nonpharmacologic Therapy of Insomnia.


Chapter 19. Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects on Cognitive Performance.

Chapter 20. Narcolepsy.

Chapter 21. Idiopathic Hypersomnia.

Chapter 22. Post-traumatic and Recurrent Hypersomnia.

Chapter 23. Sleeping Sickness.

Chapter 24. Medications That Induce Sleepiness.

Chapter 25. Evaluation of Excessive Sleepiness.

Chapter 26. Therapy for Excessive Sleepiness.

Chapter 27. Napping.

Chapter 28. Sleep Loss, Sleepiness, Performance, and Safety.


Chapter 29. Physiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Chapter 30. Snoring.

Chapter 31. Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.

Chapter 32. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome.

Chapter 33. Central Sleep Apnea.

Chapter 34. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.

Chapter 35. Cardiovascular Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Chapter 36. Pulmonary Hypertension and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Chapter 37. Neurocognitive and Functional Impairment in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Chapter 38. Sleep Apnea and Cerebrovascular Disease.

Chapter 39. Radiographic and Endoscopic Evaluation of the Upper Airway.

Chapter 40. Evaluation of Sleep Disordered Breathing Polysomnography.

Chapter 41. Evaluation of Sleep Disordered Breathing 2: Portable Sleep Monitoring.

Chapter 42. Indications for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.

Chapter 43. Medical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Life-Style Changes, Weight Reduction, and Postural Therapy.

Chapter 44. Pharmacological Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Chapter 45. Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Chapter 46. Upper Airway Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Chapter 47. Oral Devices Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


Chapter 48. Advanced, Delayed, Irregular, and  Free-Running Sleep-Wake Disorders.

Chapter 49. Jet Lag.

Chapter 50. Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

Chapter 51. Neurological and Medical Disorders Associated with Circadian Rhythm Disturbances.

Chapter 52. Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Circadian Rhythm Disturbances.

Chapter 53. Therapy of Circadian Sleep Disorders.


Chapter 54. Disorders of Arousal and Sleep-Related Movement Disorders.

Chapter 55. Sleepwalking.

Chapter 56. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and REM-Related Parasomnias.

Chapter 57. Nocturnal Enuresis in Children.

Chapter 58. Sleep Bruxism.

Chapter 59. Sleep-Related Eating Disorders.

Chapter 60. Other Parasomnias.


Chapter 61. Restless Legs Syndrome.

Chapter 62. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder.


Chapter 63. Ontogeny of EEF Sleep from Neonatal Through Infancy Periods.

Chapter 64. Sleep in Infants and Children.

Chapter 65. Sleep and Breathing During Early Postnatal Life.

Chapter 66. Congenital Syndromes Affecting Respiratory Control During Sleep.

Chapter 67. Sudden Infant Deaths.

Chapter 68. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children.

Chapter 69. The Sleepless Child.

Chapter 70. The Sleepy Child.

Chapter 71. Craniofacial Syndromes and Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 72. Medical Disorders.

Chapter 73. Sleep in Children with Neurological Disorders.

Chapter 74. Sleep in Children with Neuromuscular Disease.

Chapter 75. Sleep in Children with Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders.

Chapter 76. Circadian Rhythm Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents.


Chapter 77. Normal Sleep in Aging.

Chapter 78. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Older Adults.

Chapter 79. Insomnia and Aging.

Chapter 80. Sleep in Institutionalized Older Adults.


Chapter 81. Patterns of Sleep in Women: An Overview.

Chapter 82. Sleep During Pregnancy and Postpartum.

Chapter 83. Menstrual-Related Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 84. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Women.

Chapter 85. Sleep During the Perimenopausal Period.

Chapter 86. Sleep During Postmenopause.


 Chapter 87. Respiratory Control During Sleep.

Chapter 88. Asthma.

Chapter 89. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Chapter 90. Sleep and Breathing in Cystic Fibrosis.

Chapter 91. Restrictive Thoracic and Neuromuscular Disorders.

Chapter 92. Noninvasive Ventilation and Sleep.


Chapter 93. Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.

Chapter 94. Congestive Heart Failure.

Chapter 95. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death During Sleep.


Chapter 96. Sleep and the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Chapter 97. Renal Disease.

Chapter 98. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Sleep.

Chapter 99. Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain.

Chapter 100. Sleep and the Immune Response.


Chapter 101. Alzheimer's Dementia.

Chapter 102. Neurodegenerative Disorders.

Chapter 103. Parkinson's Disease.

Chapter 104. Seizures.

Chapter 105. Headaches and Sleep.

Chapter 106. Cerebrovascular Disorders.

Chapter 107. Brain and Spinal Cord Injury.

Chapter 108. The Blind Patient.


Chapter 109. Schizophrenia.

Chapter 110. Mood Disorders.

Chapter 111. Anxiety Disorders and Sleep.

Chapter 112. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Chapter 113. Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Sleep.

Chapter 114. Drugs and Abuse and Sleep.


Chapter 115. Sleep and the Caregiver.

Chapter 116. Sleep in Patients with HIV Disease.

Chapter 117. The Patient with Cancer.

Chapter 118. Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit.

Chapter 119. Sleep and the Cardiac Surgery Patient.

Chapter 120. Sleep Disturbances After Noncardiac Surgery.

Chapter 121. Relevance of Anesthesiology for Sleep Medicine.

Chapter 122. Sleep at High Altitudes.

Chapter 123. Sleep and Aviation.

Chapter 124. Sleep, Exercise, and Sports.

Chapter 125. Sleep, Sleep Loss, and Circadian Influences on Performance and Professionalism of Health Care Workers.

Chapter 126. The Student with Sleep Complaints.


Chapter 127. The Sleep Interview and Sleep Questionnaires.

Chapter 128. Polysomnography.

Chapter 129. Pediatric Polysomnography.

Chapter 130. Introduction to Sleep Electroencephalography.

Chapter 131. Monitoring Respiration During Sleep.

Chapter 132. Recording and Monitoring Limb Movements During Sleep.

Chapter 133. Actigraphy.

Chapter 134. pH Monitoring and Other Esophageal Tests.

Chapter 135. Psychological Assessment of the Sleep Patient.

Chapter 136. Operating and Managing a Sleep Disorders Center.

Chapter 137. Accrediting a Sleep Program.


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