Sleep: A Groundbreaking Guide to the Mysteries, the Problems, and the Solutions (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry.

Dr. Schenck discusses the causes and treatments for common problems-insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and more. But what sets this book apart is the rare glimpse it offers into the cutting-edge science that he and others have pioneered in identifying, understanding, and explaining the realm of "parasomnias"-the mysterious, more extreme sleep disorders,such as dream enactment, sleep-related eating disorder, sexsomnia, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep paralysis, and even sleep violence, which affect at least 20 million Americans.

Comprehensive, engrossing, and backed by the latest medical research, Sleep is a groundbreaking work about what continues to be one of our most mysterious medical puzzles-making it an indispensable guide for sufferers of all sleep disorders and their families.


  

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This was a very informative and engrossing sleep disorders & parasomnias book. So fascinating! A few were ones I had always wondered about like sleepsex (fact or myth?), sleep talking/laughing because ... Read full review

Contents

THE STAGES OF SLEEP
THE CYCLE
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS
AGERELATED CHANGES IN SLEEP
WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT?
DEFINING INSOMNIA
THE THREE FACES OF INSOMNIA
WHO GETS INSOMNIA?
CHARACTERISTICS OF SLEEP TERRORS
RISK FACTORS FOR SLEEP TERRORS
TRIGGERS OF SLEEP TERRORS
SUPERHUMAN POWER7
DISORDERS CONFUSED WITH SLEEP TERRORS
TREATMENTS
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT SLEEP TERRORS
WHATS SLEEP PARALYSIS?1

CAUSES OF INSOMNIA
HYPERAROUSAL
HELP FOR INSOMNIACS
OVERTHECOUNTER MEDICATIONS
MELATONIN
HERBAL REMEDIES
MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS 8910
SYMPTOMS OF OSA
WHO GETS OSA?
HOW COMMON IS IT?
TESTING FOR OSA
TREATMENT FOR OSA
CLOSE CALLS WITH OSA
SEEKING HELP FOR OSA
WHO GETS RLS?1
WHAT CAUSES RLS?
WHATS THE BIG DEAL?
PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENTS OF SLEEP
SYNDROMES CONFUSED WITH RLS AND PLMS
COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND RLS7
TREATMENTS FOR RLS
SEEKING HELP FOR RLS
LONG SLEEPERS
SHORT SLEEPERS
NARCOLEPSY
IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA8
DELAYED SLEEP PHASE DISORDER DSPD
ADVANCED SLEEP PHASE DISORDER ASPD
IRREGULAR SLEEPWAKE RHYTHM
CIRCADIANRHYTHM SLEEP DISORDER FREERUNNING TYPE
SHIFTWORK DISORDER
TIMING MATTERS
VARIETIES OF CONFUSIONAL AROUSALS
NOCTURNAL SEIZURES
TREATMENTS FOR CONFUSIONAL AROUSALS4
CHILDREN AND SLEEPWALKING
RISK FACTORS
CHARACTERISTICS OF SLEEP WALKING
WAKE THEM OR LET THEM SLEEP?
TREATMENTS FOR SLEEP WALKING
TREATING UNDERLYING CONDITIONS
HOW DO THEY KNOW IF THE TREATMENT IS WORKING?
WHEN SLEEPWALKING I S DEADLY
WHAT SLEEPWALKING RESEARCH HAS TAUGHT US
CHARACTERISTICS OF SLEEPSEX
SLEEPSEX IN THE COURTROOM
NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEPSEX
HOW DO PEOPLE PERCEIVE SLEEPSEX?
WHAT CAUSES SLEEPSEX?
TREATMENT OPTIONS
WHAT SP FEELS LIKE
WHAT CAUSES SP?
MYTHS AND LEGENDS ACROSS CULTURES
WHO GETS SP?
SP WITH NARCOLEPSY
TECHNIQUES TO STOP SP
SP AND HOW YOU VIEW IT
HISTORY OF SRED AND OTHER NOCTURNAL EATING DISORDERS
CHARACTERISTICS OF SRED
RISK FACTORS FOR SRED
TAKEOFF ON THE AMBIEN STORY
CONSEQUENCES OF SRED
ODD STATES OF CONSCIOUSNES
TREATMENTS FOR SRED
THE STIGMA CONTINUES
THE FUTURE FOR SRED
THE DISCOVERY OF RBD
MARTIN AND GERTRUDE
THE MINNESOTA DISEASE
BEFORE IT HAD A NAME
DEMOGRAPHICS OF RBD
CAUSES OF RBD
TREATMENT OF RBD
THE FUTURE OF RBD
DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS DEFINED
WHAT HAPPENS AT NIGHT
SLEEPRELATED DISSOCIATIVE DISORDER IN SUMMARY
SLEEPTALKING IN RELATIONSHIPS
SLEEPTALKING AS EVIDENCE
THE SLEEPTALKING COUPLE
STATEDEPENDENT LANGUAGE ACTIVATION
SLEEP TERRORS
PSEUDORBD
SLEEPWALKING
SLEEP BRUXISM
SEIZURES AND ANOXIC ATTACKS
OTHER PARASOMNIAS FOUND WITH OSA
FINAL WORDS ON OSA
SLEEPLAUGHING
EXPLODING HEAD SYNDROME
NOCTURNAL GROANING
HICCUPS AND SLEEP
NIGHTMARES
PETS WITH SLEEP DISORDERS
DIAGNOSING SAM
IN CONCLUSION
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DISORDERS
CARETAKER INSOMNIA
SOLUTIONS
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About the author (2007)

Carlos H. Schenck M.D. is a senior staff psychiatrist at the Hennepin County Medical Center and Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, a renowned interdisciplinary sleep clinic and laboratory, and is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. A recognized expert, he has identified and named numerous parasomnias with his colleagues, and is often quoted in the press, including the New York Times, and the New York Times Magazine. He has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on CNN. He lives in Minneapolis.

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