• Sleep Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple
  • Sleep Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple
  • Sleep Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple - MedMaster
  • Sleep Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple - MedMaster
  • Sleep Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple - MedMaster

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Current reference textbooks commonly provide an extensive and in-depth review of sleep medicine and are of limited use to busy students and clinicians.

This book is a brief overview of sleep medicine.

It introduces medical students, physician associates, nurse practitioners, and general practitioners to the basic aspects of sleep medicine in a way that is easy to read and learn, practical, concise, and fun. It emphasizes the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common sleep disorders encountered in clinical practice.


Fabian H. Rossi, M.D.
Dr. Rossi is Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory Orlando VA Medical Center and Associate Professor, Department of Neurology University of Central Florida Medical School Orlando, Florida


Pages: 88

Publication: Edition 1 (November 1, 2021)

Language: English

ISBN: 9781935660415 eISBN: 9781935660828

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep 

- Neural Pathways for Arousal

- The Circadian Rhythm and Homeostatic Drives

-- REM and Non-REM (NREM) Sleep

-- Physiologic Changes During Sleep

-- Dreaming

Chapter 2. Evaluation of Sleep Disorders 

- Sleep History

- Physical Examination

- Sleep Tests

-- Nocturnal Polysomnography 

-- Multiple Sleep Latency Test 

-- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test 

-- Actigraphy 

Chapter 3. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) 

- Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Clinical Presentation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Sleep Studies

- Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

-- Positive Airway Pressure Devices 

-- Oral Appliances for OSA 

-- Surgery for OSA 

-- Other Therapies for Snoring and OSA 

- Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

-- Snoring 

Chapter 4. Central Sleep Apnea and Hypoventilation Syndromes 

 - Central Sleep Apnea

-- Diagnostic Criteria for Central Sleep Apnea 

-- Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea 

-- Hypoventilation Syndromes

--- Treatment of Hypoventilation 

Chapter 5. Insomnia 

- Demographics of Insomnia

- Pathophysiology of Insomnia

- The Biology of Insomnia

- Classification of Insomnia

- Evaluation of Insomnia

- Treatment of Insomnia 

Chapter 6. Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia 

- Narcolepsy

-- Pathophysiology of Narcolepsy 

-- Diagnosis of Narcolepsy 

-- Treatment of Narcolepsy 

-- Pharmacological Therapy of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) 

- Idiopathic Hypersomnia 

Chapter 7. Circadian Rhythm Disorders 

- Pathophysiology of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

- Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

- Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome

- Jet Lag Sleep Disorder

- Irregular Sleep/Wake Pattern

- Free-Running Sleep Pattern

- Shift Work Sleep Disorder

- Diagnosis of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

- Treatment of Circadian Rhythm Disorders 

Chapter 8. Parasomnias and Complex Nocturnal Behaviors 

- Non-REM Parasomnias

- REM Parasomnias

- Other Parasomnias

- Treatment of Parasomnias

- Complex Nocturnal Behavior 

Chapter 9. Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorders 

- Restless Leg Syndrome

-- Diagnosis of Restless Leg Syndrome 

-- Pathophysiology of Restless Leg Syndrome 

-- Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome 

- Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep

-- Diagnosis of Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep 

-- Treatment of Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep 

Chapter 10. Sleep Disorders In Children, Women, and The Elderly 

- Sleep Disorders in Children

-- Insomnia in Children 

-- Circadian Rhythm Disorders in Children 

-- Parasomnias in Children 

-- Sleep Breathing Disorders in Children 

-- Insufficient Sleep in Children 

- Sleep Disorders in Women

-- Menstrual Cycle and Sleep 

-- Pregnancy and Sleep 

-- Menopause and Sleep 

- Sleep Disorders in the Elderly 

Chapter 11. Sleep Medicine and Medical, Neurological,
and Psychiatric Disorders 

- Medical Disorders and Sleep

-- Asthma 

-- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

-- Restrictive Pulmonary Diseases 

-- Gastrointestinal Disorders 

-- End-Stage Renal Disease 

-- Cardiovascular Disorders 

-- The Intensive Care Unit 

-- Diabetes 

-- Thyroid Disorders 

-- Acromegaly 

- Neurological Disorders and Sleep

-- Headaches 

-- Stroke 

-- Epilepsy 

-- Dementia 

-- Neuromuscular Disorders 

-- Multiple Sclerosis 

-- Parkinson’s Disease 

-- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain 

-- Brain Tumors 

- Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep

-- Depression 

-- Anxiety 

-- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

-- Panic Disorder 

-- Bipolar Disorders 

-- Alcoholism 

-- Schizophrenia 

-- COVID-somnia 

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