Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects

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Sudhansu Chokroverty
Saunders/Elsevier, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 676 pages
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.


  • Offers online access to the full text through Expert Consult functionality for convenient reference.
  • 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.
  • Presents the material in an even more readable and user-friendly two-color design and page layout.

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