Sleep Disorders Medicine

Sleep Disorders Medicine
Author: Sudhansu Chokroverty
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483165191
ISBN 13: 9781483165196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders Medicine Book Review:

Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects presents the scientific basis for understanding sleep. This book provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of sleep disorders. Organized into 28 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the cerebral activity of wakefulness and the cerebral activity of sleep. This text then discusses the effects on mental and physical health of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and all sleep. Other chapters consider the neurophysiology and cellular pharmacology of sleep mechanisms. This book discusses as well the physiologic changes that occur in both the autonomic and somatic nervous system during sleep. The final chapter deals with the application of nasal continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive apnea in adults. This book is a valuable resource for neurologists, internists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, neuroscientists, and general practitioners.

Practice of Sleep Medicine

Practice of Sleep Medicine
Author: Boris A. Stuck,Joachim T. Maurer,Angelika A. Schlarb,Michael Schredl,Hans-Günter Weeß
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN 10: 3030174123
ISBN 13: 9783030174125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practice of Sleep Medicine Book Review:

The book provides an overview of the entire field of sleep medicine, from the basics of sleep physiology to the diagnosis and treatment of specific sleep disorders. It offers a valuable introduction to the field of sleep medicine, but also serves as a reference work on all aspects of clinical practice, including diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of all relevant sleep disorders in children and adults. It starts by presenting sleep physiology and the classification of sleep disorders, and explains in detail all the relevant diagnostic measures in the field. Based on these introductory chapters, it discusses the relevant sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, hypersomnia, sleep-wake-rhythm disorders, parasomnia, sleep related movement disorders, and secondary sleep disorders, as well as various isolated symptoms. In addition, an entire chapter is dedicated to sleep disorders in children. Drawing on the long-time experience of five board-certified sleep physicians with different professional backgrounds, the book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of sleep medicine. It includes the current international classification systems as well as scoring rules and clinical guidelines. It is intended for physicians and therapists from various specialities, including internal medicine (e.g. pulmonology and cardiology), psychology, psychiatry, neurology, paediatrics, otorhinolaryngology and general medicine who are interested in sleep medicine. It also serves as a textbook in these specialties. To optimize its clinical value, a uniform structure is used for the various chapters, including practical tips, comprehension questions and clinical case presentations.

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2006-10-13
ISBN 10: 0309101115
ISBN 13: 9780309101110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation Book Review:

Clinical practice related to sleep problems and sleep disorders has been expanding rapidly in the last few years, but scientific research is not keeping pace. Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are three examples of very common disorders for which we have little biological information. This new book cuts across a variety of medical disciplines such as neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, otolaryngology, and nursing, as well as other medical practices with an interest in the management of sleep pathology. This area of research is not limited to very young and old patientsâ€"sleep disorders reach across all ages and ethnicities. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation presents a structured analysis that explores the following: Improving awareness among the general public and health care professionals. Increasing investment in interdisciplinary somnology and sleep medicine research training and mentoring activities. Validating and developing new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This book will be of interest to those looking to learn more about the enormous public health burden of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation and the strikingly limited capacity of the health care enterprise to identify and treat the majority of individuals suffering from sleep problems.

Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders

Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Author: Michael L. Perlis,Mark Aloia,Brett Kuhn
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2010-12-23
ISBN 10: 9780123815231
ISBN 13: 0123815231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders Book Review:

Sleep is a major component of good mental and physical health, yet over 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Edited by three prominent clinical experts, Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders is the first reference to cover all of the most common disorders (insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc) and the applicable therapeutic techniques. The volume adopts a highly streamlined and practical approach to make the tools of the trade from behavioral sleep medicine accessible to mainstream psychologists as well as sleep disorder specialists. Organized by therapeutic technique, each chapter discusses the various sleep disorders to which the therapy is relevant, an overall rationale for the intervention, step-by-step instructions for how to implement the technique, possible modifications, the supporting evidence base, and further recommended readings. Treatments for both the adult and child patient populations are covered, and each chapter is authored by an expert in the field. An extra chapter ("The use of bright light in the treatment of insomnia," by Drs. Leon Lack and Helen Wright) which is not listed in the table of contents is available for free download at: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/files/Bright%20Light%20Treatment%20of%20Insomnia.pdf Offers more coverage than any volume on the market, with discussion of virtually all sleep disorders and numerous treatment types Addresses treatment concerns for both adult and pediatric population Outstanding scholarship, with each chapter written by an expert in the topic area Each chapter offers step-by-step description of procedures and covers the evidence-based data behind those procedures

Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions

Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions
Author: Josee Savard,Marie-Christine Ouellet
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 0128130156
ISBN 13: 9780128130155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions Book Review:

Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Medical Conditions reviews the current knowledge on the nature and manifestations of sleep disorders associated with a variety of common medical conditions, including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. It also provides clinical guidelines on how to assess and treat them with pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Although the general principles of sleep medicine may be applied to some extent to patients with comorbid medical conditions, this book makes the case that an adaptive approach is warranted when considering the particularities of each condition. In addition, clinicians must also be cautious when prescribing sleep medications as some pharmacological agents are known to exacerbate symptoms associated with the medical condition, such as cognitive deficits (i.e. difficulties with memory and attention) in cancer patients experiencing chemo brain, or in persons with neurologic conditions (e.g. mild cognitive impairment, dementia, stroke, brain injury). A differential approach to evaluating and treating sleep is thus warranted. Presents a general overview on assessing and treating sleep disorders that are applicable to a diverse set of patients Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the literature on the prevalence and manifestations of sleep problems related to specific medical conditions Includes practical information regarding special considerations for the assessment and treatment of sleep issues in specific medical conditions

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9241547693
ISBN 13: 9789241547697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care Book Review:

This manual attempts to provide simple, adequate and evidence-based information to health care professionals in primary health care especially in low- and middle-income countries to be able to provide pharmacological treatment to persons with mental disorders. The manual contains basic principles of prescribing followed by chapters on medicines used in psychotic disorders; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; generalized anxiety and sleep disorders; obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacks; and alcohol and opioid dependence. The annexes provide information on evidence retrieval, assessment and synthesis and the peer view process.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders
Author: Ashima S. Sahni,Ajay Sampat,Hrayr Attarian
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 3030653021
ISBN 13: 9783030653026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders Book Review:

This book reviews and discusses the differential diagnoses for the common sleep related complaints encountered in sleep and primary care clinics. It meets the market need for a book that covers differential diagnosis in sleep medicine, and does so in a comprehensive manner. Organized into two sections by age demographic, adult and pediatric, clinical case studies are presented with medications, treatments, diagnoses, and patient medical histories. Specified sleep disorders examined include insomnia, nocturnal awakenings, restless sleeping, nightmares, and sleep apnea. Additionally, chapters include medical questionnaires created for patients in clinical scenarios to aid in learning. Unique and pedagogic, Sleep Disorders is written for physicians who practice in all primary care settings and as well as those sleep physicians in training.

Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders

Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders
Author: Sudhansu Chokroverty,Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0199682003
ISBN 13: 9780199682003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders Book Review:

Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology series, the Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders covers the rapid advances in scientific, technical, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of sleep medicine which have captivated sleep scientists and clinicians.

Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book

Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book
Author: Teri J. Barkoukis,Jean K. Matheson,Richard Ferber,Karl Doghramji
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 1455723304
ISBN 13: 9781455723300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book Book Review:

Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.

Insomnia

Insomnia
Author: Michael J. Sateia,Daniel Buysse
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420080806
ISBN 13: 9781420080803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insomnia Book Review:

The first source on insomnia treatment since the advancement of newer drug options and cognitive behavioral therapies, Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment presents a comprehensive reference on the complications, evaluation, and treatment of insomnia. Ideal for sleep medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, this text uses a multi-disciplinary approach to discuss the essential information on assessment and treatment, while also covering the science of insomnia, including the definitions, origins, and complications of the condition.

Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Patients

Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Patients
Author: Hugh Selsick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 3642548369
ISBN 13: 9783642548369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Patients Book Review:

This book is designed to give clinicians a practical guide to the detection, assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in patients with psychiatric illness in order to better treat both their sleep disorder and their psychiatric disorder. In addition to providing a thorough introduction to the major sleep disorders, it offers clear guidance on how to assess and manage these disorders in patients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions. The role of psychiatric medication and special considerations to be borne in mind when treating psychiatric patients are also addressed. Although it is aimed primarily at psychiatrists, this will also be a useful handbook for sleep clinics and general practitioners who frequently have to manage patients with both psychiatric and sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders Medicine E Book

Sleep Disorders Medicine E Book
Author: Sudhansu Chokroverty
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2009-09-09
ISBN 10: 070203908X
ISBN 13: 9780702039089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders Medicine E Book Book Review:

Dr. Sudhansu Chokroverty—a world-recognized expert in sleep medicine—presents the third edition of Sleep Disorders Medicine for the latest developments in this rapidly expanding specialty, with coverage of neuroscience and clinical application. In addition to summarizing basic science and important technological aspects of diagnosis and treatment, this edition presents new chapters—on sleep and memory consolidation, neuroimaging, and more—in a color layout that makes it easy to access the latest advances in the field. The text’s manageable size and logical, multi-disciplinary approach make it the right choice for newcomers and experienced clinicians alike. Covers all aspects of sleep medicine in a practical, logical format divided into three sections: the basic science of sleep physiology, neuroanatomy, and biochemistry; the technical methods of recording; and a clinical approach to patients with sleep complaints. Represents the breadth of knowledge across disciplines through the contributions of 50 prominent names in the field of sleep medicine. Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders with coverage of related fields such as pulmonology, otolaryngology, and psychiatry. Includes a Glossary of Terms adapted from the American Sleep Disorders Association for quick reference to the sleep terminology used throughout the text. Demonstrates how recent basic science advances affect clinical medicine through new chapters on Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness; Sleep and Memory Consolidation; Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep Disorders; Nutrition and Sleep; Nature and Treatment of Insomnia; Evolution of Sleep from Birth through Adolescence; Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children and Women’s Sleep. Improves on the clarity and consistency of the text with a new, completely redrawn art program, including full-color illustrations in the clinical section that enhances diagnostic material.

Sleep Disorders in Women

Sleep Disorders in Women
Author: Hrayr P. Attarian,Mari Viola-Saltzman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 1627033246
ISBN 13: 9781627033244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders in Women Book Review:

In Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, 2nd Edition, a multidisciplinary panel of eminent researchers and practicing clinicians comprehensively updates the multifaceted aspects of sleep disorders in women at different stages of life, illuminating the unique impact that each reproductive and endocrine stage has on both normal sleep and sleep disorders. This title not only introduces primary care physicians and health care providers to the discipline of sleep disorders in women, it also will appeal to a broader set of specialists as it summarizes the latest, cutting-edge research and presents it in a succinct and clinically relevant manner. The goal of this book is to help physicians recognize the symptom patterns of sleep disorders in their female patients, guide them in diagnosing and treating these patients in a timely fashion, and help in the elimination of gender bias in sleep medicine research and care. An invaluable addition to the literature, Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, 2nd Edition again fills an important niche by being an accessible, comprehensive, multidisciplinary review on sleep disorders in women.

100 Questions Answers About Sleep and Sleep Disorders

100 Questions   Answers About Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Author: Sudhansu Chokroverty
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007-08
ISBN 10: 0763741205
ISBN 13: 9780763741204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Questions Answers About Sleep and Sleep Disorders Book Review:

Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient with a sleep disorder, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from a sleep disorder, this book offers help. This book gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions. Written by an expert on the subject, with insider commentary from actual patients, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, psychological, or emotional turmoil of this condition.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders
Author: Sue Wilson,David Nutt
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0191662070
ISBN 13: 9780191662072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders Book Review:

Sleep dysfunction is one of the primary symptoms reported by patients with psychiatric disorders, and specifically those suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders. Conversely, primary insomnia and other sleep disorders produce symptoms of mood disturbance that are quite similar to those reported by patients with psychiatric disorders. Because of this overlap in the symptoms and treatments for insomnias and psychiatric disorders, it is important for clinicians to be able to accurately identify the root cause of sleep dysfunction in individual patients in order to optimize treatment. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, Sleep Disorders provides clinicians with an overview of current understanding of sleep physiology, the pathophysiology of sleep disturbance, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This second edition includes new sections covering sleep problems in children, sleep in the elderly, and sleep in pregnancy and menopause, as well as new algorithms from the British Association of Psychopharmacology's (BAP's) new Consensus Guidelines on the management of sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders For Dummies

Sleep Disorders For Dummies
Author: Max Hirshkowitz,Patricia B. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781118068922
ISBN 13: 1118068920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Disorders For Dummies Book Review:

When the last dinner dishes have been put away and the evening news is over, most of us think about going to bed. But for the millions who suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, going to bed doesn’t necessarily mean going to sleep. And for millions more who experience occasional sleep disturbances, nighttime might not be such a picnic, either. Now there’s an easy-to-follow guide to help you get a good night’s rest. Sleep Disorders For Dummies is for anyone who has trouble sleeping—or has a loved one who suffers from a sleep disorder. Written by a sleep specialist and a medical reporter, this no-nonsense guide helps you: Prevent and manage sleep disorders Improve your sleep habits Find relief from your symptoms Ask your doctor the right questions Enhance the quality of sleep This fact-packed guide walks you through the different types of sleep disorders, includin g sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. You’ll discover the causes and symptoms of each disorder, the various medical conditions that can disrupt sleep, and the most common treatments. Plus, you’ll see how to use good nutrition and exercise to promote sounder sleep and avoid known sleep disrupters such as caffeine and problem foods. The authors also give you solid, reassuring advice on: Finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder Managing stress and anxiety Turning your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary Choosing between the different types of sleep clinics Handling sleep disorders in children Featuring savvy tips on preventing jet lag, sleeping well if you work the night shift, and getting kids to bed without fuss, Sleep Disorders for Dummies will help you get your zzzzzzzzs!

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine E Book

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine E Book
Author: Stephen H. Sheldon,Richard Ferber,Meir H. Kryger,David Gozal
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-02-14
ISBN 10: 1455733326
ISBN 13: 9781455733323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine E Book Book Review:

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, 2nd Edition, written by preeminent sleep medicine experts Drs. Sheldon, Kryger, Ferber, and Gozal, is the most comprehensive source for diagnosing and managing sleep disorders in children. Newly updated and now in full color throughout, this medical reference book is internationally recognized as the definitive resource for any health practitioner who treats children, providing absolute guidance on virtually all of the sleep-associated problems encountered in pediatric patients. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Organized format separates coverage into Normal and Abnormal sleep for quick access to the key information you need. Abundantly referenced chapters help you to investigate topics further. Equips you with a complete understanding of both medical and psychiatric sleep disorders. New and expanded chapters regarding sleep related breathing disorders; parasomnias; differential diagnosis of pediatric sleep disorders; hypersomnia; school start times and implications; and the evaluation and management of circadian rhythm disturbances. Extensive coverage on obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis and treatment; evaluation and management of sleepy children; evaluation and management of circadian rhythm abnormalities; and pharmacology.

Alternative Medicine Magazine s Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders

Alternative Medicine Magazine s Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders
Author: Herbert Ross,Keri Brenner
Publsiher: Celestial Arts
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 0307816753
ISBN 13: 9780307816757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine Magazine s Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders Book Review:

If you suffer from insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or other sleep disorders, you don't have to endure another long, sleepless night. This second edition of ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE MAGAZINE'S DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SLEEP DISORDERS holds the keys to lasting relief from such sleep-disturbing factors as toxic overload and body clock disruptions. Outlining seven reasons why people have trouble falling and staying asleep, sleep specialist Dr. Herbert Ross recommends several natural techniques-detoxification, dietary change, mind-body therapies, exercise, and more-to promote better sleep while enhancing your overall health. Unlike sleeping pills, which decrease sleep quality and become less effective over time, these holistic treatments will benefit your whole body over the long term to help you lose weight, increase immune system function, boost energy, improve mood, and enhance concentration. Good health and vitality are just a good night's sleep away.

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine
Author: S.R. Pandi-Perumal,Meera Narasimhan,Milton Kramer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1498737307
ISBN 13: 9781498737302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine Book Review:

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine presents an overview of sleep medicine and the management of common sleep disorders seen in a wide variety of practice settings. Chapters have been written by experts in the field in order to provide physicians of a wide range of interests and abilities with a highly readable exposition of the principal results, including numerous well articulated examples and a rich discussion of applications. The second edition has been revised to further broaden the scope with the inclusion of several new chapters such as Sleep and Dermatology, Fatigue in Chronic Medical Conditions, Occupational Sleep Medicine, Restless Legs Syndrome and Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Sleep Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury, to name a few. This second edition of Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine is an interdisciplinary, scholarly, authoritative, evidence-based review of the field designed to meet the needs of a wide range of health care professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical students, and social workers in health care settings.

Integrative Sleep Medicine

Integrative Sleep Medicine
Author: Valerie Cacho,Esther Lum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN 10: 0190885424
ISBN 13: 9780190885427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Sleep Medicine Book Review:

Sleep is one of the key underpinnings of human health yet sleep deprivation and impaired sleep are rampant in modern life. Sleep and wake are a true yin yang phenomenon, each affecting the other and together forming a harmonious whole. Healthy sleep is a whole-body process impacted by circadian rhythm, daily activities, and emotional well-being, among others. When properly aligned, these work in concert to produce restorative and refreshing sleep. When not in balance, however, sleep disorders result. Yet too often, the conventional medical approach to treatment of sleep disorders is compartmentalized, failing to recognize all of the complex interactions that are involved. The first book in its field, Integrative Sleep Medicine offers a true comprehensive approach to sleep and sleep disorders by delineating the many factors that interplay into healthy sleep. Health care practitioners can learn how to better manage their patients with sleep disorders by integrating complementary and conventional approaches. Using an evidence-based approach throughout, this book describes the basics of normal sleep, then delves into the foundations of integrative sleep medicine, including the circadian rhythm, mind-body sleep connection, light, dreaming, the gastrointestinal system, and botanicals and supplements. Specific sleep issues and disorders are then addressed from an integrative perspective, including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep related movement disorders, and parasomnias.