Sleep Medicine: A Guide to Sleep and its Disorders

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On average people spend one third of their life sleeping. Anunderstanding of the physiology and pathophysiological changes thattake place during this time is, therefore, essential to the medicalcare of patients. Sleep disorders can arise from a variety ofcauses including respiratory, psychiatric and neurologicalconditions, as well as pain and lifestyle changes. Consequently,their understanding is pertinent to a wide range of clinicians whorequire an overview of their diagnosis and treatment.

Written by one of the UK's leading authorities on sleepmedicine, Sleep Medicine: A Guide to Sleep and its Disorderspresents a practical guide to the clinical problems related tosleep disorders. An experienced author, John Shneerson writesconcisely and presents the information in a most accessible way.The text is clearly organised and full use has been made of tablesand line diagrams. Whilst the body of the text is clinical inapproach, the scientific basis of sleep and sleep medicine and thetechnical aspects of sleep investigations are explained fully.

The book is divided into three sections. The first group ofchapters considers the fundamentals of sleep, the effects of drugson sleep and how to assess sleep complaints. The main body of thebook consists of chapters on individual sleep disorders. Each ofthese has a structured approach, outlining both assessment andtreatment. Insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, awareness duringsleep and behavioural abnormalities are covered. The final chaptersdeal with the important respiratory consequences of upper airwaydysfunction, changes in the control of breathing during sleep andthe social implications of sleep problems.

Sleep medicine is a fast developing discipline which interfaceswith many of the medical specialties. Sleep Medicine: A Guide toSleep and its Disorders enables doctors and other healthprofessionals to access recent advances ensuring that theirpatients receive the optimum treatment for their sleepdisorders.

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SUBJECT: On average people spend one third of their lifetime sleeping. An understanding of the physiology and pathophysiological changes that take place during this time is, therefore, essential to the medical care of patients. Sleep disorders can arise from a variety of causes including respiratory, psychiatric and neurological conditions, as well as pain and lifestyle changes. Consequently, they present to a wide range of clinicians who require an overview of their diagnosis and treatment.NEED: There is now the need for an updated edition of this handbook, as sleep medicine has become part of a clinician''s daily practice. Under the leadership of respiratory specialists and neurologists, sleep laboratories have flourished in western countries. There has been a great deal of progress in the knowledge of the multiple interactions between the different sleep stages and respiration. Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome, upper airway resistance syndrome, respiratory pump disorders and periodic limb movement syndrome are now familiar diseases.COMPETITION: The handbooks that exist are either now out-of-date or mulit-authored, resulting in a lack of consistency between chapters.FORMAT: The book is divided into three sections. The first group of chapters consider the fundamentals of sleep, the effects of drugs on sleep and how to assess sleep complaints. The main body of the book consists of chapters on individual sleep disorders. Each of these has a structured approach, outlining both assessment and treatment. Insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, awareness during sleep and behavioural abnormalities are covered. The final chapters deal with the important respiratory consequences of upper airway dysfunction, changes in the control of breathing during sleep and the social implications of sleep problems. There will be a major revision on the chapter on the physiological basis of sleep and medicine in view of advances in the understanding of the neurochemistry, and philosophy of sleep. The chapter on insomnia will be expanded to take into account the approach in primary care, self-help techniques for patients and advances in behavioural and psychological treatments. In addition, there will be greater coverage of the social effects of daytime sleepiness, particularly road traffic accidents and a major review of narcolepsy in view of the latest knowledge of genetic and chemical underlying abnormalities.CONTENT & ORGANISATION: See Contents list below.FEATURES:Essential practical manual for those encountering patients with sleep disorders Revised and expanded sections on insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and new drugs New information on medical complications of sleep apnoeas and guidance on investigations and treatments Key points to highlight clinical features of the different sleep-related diseasesMARKETING: We should target all those working in the field of sleep medicine, particularly respiratory physicians, neurologists and psychiatrists. The author was a valuable source of information of key societies to approach for the last edition.PAST HISTORY: The first edition of this book was published in April 2000 and achieved trade sales of nearly 1300 copies. The current price is #55 and we have 10 copies in stock. The extent will increase to 320 pages compared to 250 pages in the previous edition and the price will be #65. The geographical breakdown is as follows:UK - 383 Europe - 203 USA - 540 Australia - 24 India - 6 Asia - 79 South America - 6 Middle East - 9 Africa - 7SUPPORT: Shneerson is one of the world''s leading authorities on sleep medicine. He is the Director of the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre in Cambridge, UK and lectures on the topic frequently. As an experienced author and teacher, he has the ability to write concisely and present information in an accessible way.REVIEWS:Thorax, January 2001, No. 56 : This excellent book, written by one of the pioneers of sleep disordered breathing in the UK, provides a broad coverage of disorders of sleep that is especially relevant for respiratory physicians. The particular strength of this book is that it provides fascinating background information on the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep, which ideally complements the chapters on more specific respiratory problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, and disorders of respiratory drive and mechanics.European Respiratory Journal, January 2001, No. 17 (1): Overall, this new handbook of sleep medicine is a useful addition to the literature on the subject. It should be regarded as a practical aid for all pulmonologists concerned by sleep medicine in order to increase their knowledge of diseases other than sleep apnoea syndrome. It has a place in the postgraduate library as in the library of established respiratory specialists.SUMMARY: Sleep medicine is a fast developing discipline, which interfaces with other medical specialities. The new edition of the Handbook of Sleep Medicine will enable doctors and other health professionals to access recent advances in the field to ensure that their patients receive the optimum treatment for their sleep disorders..

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Sleep medicine is a rapidly developing discipline and recentadvances have greatly improved the outlook for many patients.Nevertherless, sleep disorders still often go unrecognized,resulting in potentially avoidable morbility.

Sleep Medicine: A Guide to Sleep and Its Disorders is apractical reference which will be invaluable to physicians facedwith sleep related problems, including sleep specialists,neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory physicians, general(internal) physicians, paediatricians, geriatricians and generalpractitioners.

Based on the successful first edition Handbook of SleepMedicine by the same author, this is a comprehensive work onsleep and its disorders emphasising not only the scientificbackground and physiological basis, but also the clinical featuresand social context. The clinical chapters are symptom-based andcover important topics, such as sleep apnoeas and narcolepsy. Thereis a separate chapter on the effects of drugs on sleep and anaccount of how to investigate sleep disorders. The Impact of age ishighlighted and there are specific sections in several of thechapters on the care of children and the elderly. There is a newchapter on the nature and causes of dreams and nightmares. Thelegal and social aspects, particularly of transportations, areemphasised.

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