Genetics and Sleep, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 22, 2011 - Medical - 144 pages

This issue describes in detail the most current thinking on the way genes affect and determine sleep patterns, behaviors, disorders and needs. Sleep researchers continue to study genetic markers that may someday lead to a personalized approach to treatment of sleep disorders. The genetics of restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, and insomnia are discussed. A solid understanding of the role genetics and molecular biology play in sleep will aid clinicians in diagnosing and treating these disorders, as well as advising their patients.

 

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Contents

Foreword
xi
Genetics of Sleep and Its Disorders
xiii
Chapter 1 Nonmammalian Genetic Model Systems in Sleep Research
131
Insight from Rodent Models
141
Chapter 3 Genetics of Electroencephalography During Wakefulness and Sleep
155
Chapter 4 Genetics of Sleep Timing Duration and Homeostasis in Humans
171
Chapter 5 Genetics of Circadian Rhythm Disorders
183
Chapter 6 Genetics of Insomnia
191
Mendelian Complex and Everything in Between
203
Chapter 8 Genetics of Narcolepsy
217
Chapter 9 Genetics of Parasomnias
229
Chapter 10 Genetics of Sleep Apnea
237
Chapter 11 Genetics of Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
247
Index
257
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