1. Biological Timekeeping: Scientific Background.- 2Review of Protocols and Terminology to Enhance Understanding of Circadian-Based Literature.- 3.Introduction to Circadian Rhythm Disorders.- 4. Physiologic Methods of Assessment Relevant to Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders.- 5. Non-Physiologic Methods of Assessment Relevant to Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders.- 6. Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder.- 7. Circadian Rhythms and School Start Times: The Indivisible Link between Medicine and Education.- 8.Advanced Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder.- 9. Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder.- 10. Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder.- 11. Shift Work Sleep Disorder.- 12. Duty Hour Regulations for Physicians in Training and Circadian Considerations.- 13. Jet Lag Sleep Disorder.- 14. A Guide for Characterizing and Prescribing Light Therapy Devices.- 15. Future Directions for Lighting Environments.
This book resolves to bridge the communication gap between research and clinical practice for circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.
Beginning with a scientific background on biological timekeeping, opening chapters describe the crucial nature of maintaining delicate temporal organization of physiological and molecular events within the body. Following this are discussions on circadian physiology and methods of circadian assessments. Subsequent chapters then relay comprehensive information regarding the International Classification of Sleep Disorders-defined circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs), specifically discussing etiology and epidemiology, but focusing on evidence-based treatment data. Concluding discussions provide guidance for the application of light therapy and discuss future roles for optimized lighting environments.
Nuanced and market-demanded, Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinicians and Investigators is an invaluable resource for Sleep Medicine clinicians, circadian researchers, and other interested parties.
R. Robert Auger, M.D., FAASM, FAPA, DABPN Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Mayo Center for Sleep Medicine, Gonda 17 WRochester, MN 55905