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"...provide[s] a good background for anyone interested in the subject...easy to use."—Booklist
"...helpful...a useful purchase..."—Choice
According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) of the National Institutes of Health, approximately 60 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. Disorders such as sleep apnea have been linked to an increased likelihood of stroke, hypertension, or heart failure. It is now documented that sleep deprivation can facilitate mistakes or incidents at work; mood swings; an increased chance of obesity; and drowsy driving, a serious condition often associated with traffic accidents and fatalities. In recent years the number of sleep disorder practitioners has grown substantially, and researchers have made breakthroughs in understanding sleep, why it's crucial to general health, and what disrupts it.
The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Third Edition examines the key terms, conditions, remedies, long-term health consequences, and advances that have been made in sleep health, sleep research, and sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment. This timely revised edition covers more than 80 sleep disorders in more than 800 entries and includes three informative essays—"History of Sleep and Man," "Psychology of Sleep," and "Sociology of Sleep," the latter of which is new to this edition. An all-new introduction, helpful appendixes, a bibliography, and an index complete this extensive encyclopedia.
- Biological clock
- Diet and sleep
- Elderly and sleep
- Infant sleep
- Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
- Restless leg syndrome
- Surgery and sleep disorders
- and more.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Charles P. Pollak, M.D., is head of the Sleep-Wake Disorder Center at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and director of the Institute of Chronobiology. He is professor of neurology as well as director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and has also been certified as a clinical polysomnographer from the Association of Sleep Disorder Centers.
Michael J. Thorpy, M.D., board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, is director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and an associate professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is chairman of the Sleep Section of the American Academy of Neurology as well as past secretary of the National Sleep Foundation.
Jan Yager, Ph.D., is a coauthor of Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, Second Edition and Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition, both for Ferguson Publishing. She has written more than 25 books, and her articles have appeared in publications such as McCall's, Parade, Woman’s Day, Harper’s, and The New York Times. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and has taught sociology for more than 20 years, most recently at the University of Connecticut. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.