There has been a rapid global increase in the number of individuals making sleep medicine their career, resulting in an explosive growth in the number of sleep centres and programmes, as well as an increasing number of sleep societies and journals. 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. This text aims to introduce sleep disorders within the context of classical neurological diseases, giving an in-depth coverage of the topic in a logical and orderly way, while emphasizing the practical aspects in a succinct and lucid manner.
Divided into 12 sections, this book begins by discussing the basic science (Section 1), before moving onto the laboratory evaluation (Section 2) and the clinical science (Section 3). The remainder of the book focuses on specific sleep disorders (Sections 4-12), from insomnias and parasomnias to sleep neurology and sleep and psychiatric disorders. Chapters are supplemented by tables, case reports, and illustrations intended to succinctly provide relevant information in a practical manner for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, while always emphasizing clinical-behavioural-laboratory correlations.
About the Editors:
Sudhansu Chokroverty is Professor and Director of Sleep Research at the JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ, USA; Professor of Neuroscience at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA; and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. His research interests include Blink reflex excitability in Restless legs Syndrome and narcolepsy-cataplexy, Neurophysiologic investigation of myoclonus and tremor, Startle reflex study in normals and RLS patients, PLMS actigraphic study correlating with overnight PSG study, Abnormal motor activities during REM sleep, Transient phenomena at sleep onset: A clinical and PSG study, Cyclic alternating pattern in the PSG, sleep apnea and CPAP titration, and Actigraphic study in insomnia.
Luigi Ferini-Strambi is Clinical Group Leader at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Sleep Disorders Center, Milan, Italy; and Associate Professor of Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. His research interests in the field of sleep disorders include insomnia, hypersomnia, movement disorders, and sleep-related behaviour.