The study of phenomena that occur during sleep has always aroused a great interest in various fields of human knowledge, both in religion and in philosophy, as well as in science. Hippocrates and Aristotle conducted different studies and observations on sleep and dreams, focusing on the changes that affect the state of consciousness between the waking and sleeping states. Freud even started from the observations and interpretation of dreams in the foundation of the psychoanalytic method. After the introduction of the electroencephalogram (EEG) by Hans Berger (1929), the beginning of modern sleep medicine began. Currently, the scientific literature in this field is very vast, gathering different aspects of many medical specialties, mainly including psychiatry, neurology, pneumology, cardiology, internal medicine, and others. Precisely because of this broad extension, it is not completely explorable by clinicians and is not always adequate for their needs.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction -- Sleep Medicine: Clinical Practice; Fundamentals of Human Chronobiology; Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders; Insomnia & Hypersomnias; Parasomnias; Sleep-related Breathing & Movement Disorders; Risk Factors in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Cohort Analysis; Sleep Bruxism & Gastroesophageal Reflux as a Peripheral Risk Factor; Sleep Disturbances & Related Psychopathologies; Sleep Disturbances in Anxiety Disorders; Sleep Disturbance in Mood Disorders; Sleep Disturbance in Schizophrenia; Substance-related Sleep Disorders; EEG & Polysomnography in Sleep Disorders; Neuroimaging in Sleep Medicine; Psychoeducation in Sleep Medicine; Pharmacotherapies in Sleep Medicine; Index.