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Sleep Medicine and the Evolution of Contemporary Sleep Pharmacotherapy

Edited by Denis Larrivee

Loyola University Chicago

Sleep is a fundamental physiological feature experienced by all known mammalian, and most non-mammalian, species. Underscoring its importance is the wide array of neural and cellular processes that have evolved to govern when and how it occurs, its duration, sequence of phases, and the influence it exerts on numerous other brain functions. This book takes up the growing prevalence of sleep disorders affecting these processes and the panorama of pharmaceutical tools that have evolved for their medical care. Its wide-ranging discussion promises not only recent updates on their clinical management but a contemporary window into sleep’s cross-cutting relevance for the many neurological dysfunctions now known to associate with sleep disturbances.

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Sleep Medicine and the Evolution of Contemporary Sleep PharmacotherapyEdited by Denis Larrivee

Published: January 7th 2022

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91536

ISBN: 978-1-83969-822-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-821-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-823-1

Copyright year: 2022

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559 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Promise of Sleep Pharmacotherapy - Healing Systems Level Dysfunction

By Denis Larrivee


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2. Neurophysiology of Basic Molecules Affecting Sleep and Wakefulness Mechanisms, Fundamentals of Sleep Pharmacology

By Murat Kayabekir


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3. Narcolepsy Treatment: Present and Future

By Juan José Ortega-Albás, Raquel López García, Alfonso Martínez Martínez, Sonia Carratalá Monfort, Juan Antonio Royo Prats, Laura Albiol Varela and Patricia Ortega Gabás


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4. The Pharmacology of Parasomnias and Movement Disorders of Sleep

By Gregory S. Carter


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5. Impact of Insomnia in the Elderly: The Correlation between Snoring and Apnea/Hypopnea Index

By Bing Tang


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6. Elements of Diagnosis and Non-surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults from the Dental Medicine Perspective

By Teodor Trăistaru, Mihaela Pantea, Ana Maria Cristina Țâncu and Marina Imre


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7. Sleep and the Fitness to Drive: A Swiss Perspective

By Stefan Lakämper and Kristina Keller


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8. Circadian Rhythm Disorders

By Ajay Sampat and Armand Ryden


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9. Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy

By Patrizia Moretti, Giulia Menculini and Lucia Gonfia


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