1st Edition

Synopsis of Sleep Medicine

Edited By S. R. Pandi-Perumal Copyright 2016
    506 Pages 48 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    506 Pages 48 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    506 Pages 48 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Sleep medicine encompasses an unusually board spectrum of contributions from biology, technology, and medicine. This volume summarizes the considerable mass of knowledge that has been accumulated in the field and imparts its major findings in a manner that is comprehensive yet not overwhelming. Edited by an eminent sleep researcher and with contributions from leading experts in the field, the volume provides a basic grounding in sleep medicine and covers the fascinating complexity of the field. It separates figure from ground for those who are newcomers to the field and who are seeking guideposts for further research.

    Sleep problems are frequently co-morbid with other medical conditions, and clinicians need to be alert to this interconnectedness and to recognize which difficulties are primary and which are not. Synoposis of Sleep Medicine will be a valuable tool for clinicians in many specialties for addressing diagnostic problems in sleep medicine.

    The volume is the first of its kind, rich yet comprehensive and focused and one that is sure to meet the needs of both basic and clinical research for some years to come.

    Neuroanatomy and Neuropharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness

    Pablo Torterolo, Jaime M. Monti, and Seithikurippu Pandi Perumal

    Neuroendocrinology of Sleep and Wakefulness

    Georges Copinschi

    Neuroimmune Aspects of Sleep and Wakefulness

    Adriano Zager and João Palermo-Neto

    Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders

    Irina Trosman and Anna Ivanenko

    Current Classifications of the Sleep Disorders

    Michael Thorpy

    The Clinical Approach to the Patient with Sleep Disorders

    Melatonin Signaling as a Link Between Sleep and Circadian Biology: Practical Implications

    Daniel P. Cardinalia and Gregory M. Brown

    Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

    Lenise Jihe Kim, Sergio Tufik, and Monica Levy Andersen

    Pharmacological Management of Insomnia

    David N. Neubauer, Kenneth Buttoo, and S. R. Pandi-Perumal

    Non-Pharmacological Management of Insomnia

    Matthew Ebben and Forrest Armstrong

    Sleep and Its Disorders in Women

    Hrayr Attarian

    Sleep and Anxiety Disorders

    Malcolm Lader

    Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Adults

    Shaden O. Qasrawi, Ruwaida N. Al Ismaili, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, and Ahmed S. Bahammam

    Surgical Options for Sleep Apnea

    Adriana Martin, Tomasz Rogula, and Philip R. Schauer

    Sleep and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Camila Hirotsu, Sergio Tufik, and Monica Levy Andersen

    Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

    Luciano Ribeiro Pinto Junior and Andrea Frota Bacelar Rêgo


    Lawrence Scrima and Todd J. Swick

    Fatigue Management

    Tatyana Mollayeva and Colin M Shapiro

    Forensic and Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine

    Kenneth Buttoo and Christian Guilleminault

    Sleep and Dermatology

    Camila Hirotsu, Rachel Gimenes Albuquerque, Sergio Tufik, and Monica Levy Andersen

    Asthma and Sleep

    Nahid Sherbini, Abdullah AL-Harbi, Mohammad Khan, and Hamdan Al-Jahdali

    Sensory Processing in Sleep: An Approach from Animal to Human Data

    Marisa Pedemonte, Eduardo Medina-Ferret, and Ricardo A. Velluti

    Sleep in the Elderly: Normal and Abnormal

    Adam B. Hernandez and Steven H. Feinsilver

    Synopsis of Sleep in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

    Margeaux M. Schade, Christopher E. Bauer, Colleen N. Warren, and Hawley E. Montgomery-Downs

    Polysomnography I: Procedure and Technology

    Ahmed S. Bahammam, Divinagracia E. Gacuan, Smitha George, Karen Lorraine Acosta, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, and Ravi Gupta

    Polysomnography II: Scoring

    Ahmed S. Bahammam, Divinagracia E. Gacuan, Smitha George, Karen Lorraine Acosta, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, and Ravi Gupta


    S. R. Pandi-Perumal is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation. A well-recognized sleep researcher both nationally and internationally, he has authored over 100 publications in the field of sleep and biological rhythms and has edited nearly 25 volumes related to sleep and biological rhythms research. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He had an honorable mention in the New York Times in 2004, and the India International Friendship Society awarded him the Bharat Gaurav Award in 2013.