This book examines the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroclinical aspects
of sleep and asserts that all sleep problems originate in brain dysfunction,
whether structural as in brain tumors, behavioral as in insomnia, degenerative
as in fatal familial insomnia, neurochemical as in narcolepsy, or neuromuscular
as in sleep apnea.
Examines the role of melatonin in sleep initiation and maintenance!
Written by a varied group of international experts who focus on the fabric of neurological mechanisms and manifestations that underlie sleep, Sleep Disorders and Neurological Disease
- investigates the refreshing properties of sleep and its influence on alertness, attention, concentration, memory, and mood
- describes sleep dysfunction resulting from common neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
- explains intrinsic sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and idiopathic CNS hypersomnia
- outlines the historical development of the neurochemistry, electrophysiology, neurophysiology, and chronobiology of sleep disorders
- investigates sleep pathology and sleep disorder medications
- discusses parasomnias, including sleep-wake transition and arousal disorders
- covers state dissociations such as Charles Bonnet syndrome and phantom limb phenomena
- suggests treatments for improving the sleep of patients with extrapyramidal disorders
- and more!
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. Concept of Sleep Medicine and Neurosomnology. INFANCY AND DEVELOPMENT.
Disorders of Development and Maturation of Sleep. Sleep Disorders Associated
with Mental Retardation. INSOMNIA AND CIRCADIAN DYSRHYTHMIAS.
Insomnia in Neurology. Delayed Sleep-Phase Disorder and Other Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. NARCOLEPSY AND OTHER HYPERSOMNIAS. Narcolepsy. Secondary Narcolepsy. Hypocretin Hypothalamic System. Idiopathic Hypersomnias and Recurrent Hypersomnia. MOTOR DISORDERS OF SLEEP. Motor Disorders of Sleep: Periodic, Aperiodic, and Rhythmic Movement Disorders. Restless Legs Syndrome. Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep. Sleep in Parkinson's Disease. EPILEPSY AND PARASOMNIAS. Sleep and Epilepsy. Somnambulism, Somniloquy, and Sleep Terrors. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. SLEEP APNEAS. The Neurological Perspective. Sleep Apnea and Stroke. NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS. Sleep Disturbances in Dementia and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders. Autonomic Dysfunction in Sleep Disorders. MISCELLANEOUS NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS. Headache Disorders and Sleep. Sleep in Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Acquired CNS Conditions. Sleep Disorders Associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Sleep Disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders. PHARMACOLOGY. Stimulant-Dependent and Hypnotic-Dependent Sleep Disorders. Index