Sleep disorders exact a high toll on society in terms of diminished quality of life, reduced productivity and cost to medical services. This book guides the reader through the basic science of sleep and how to evaluate individuals suffering from sleep irregularities. Complex features of sleep disorders are then discussed, including parasomnias, sleep apnea, night terrors and restless legs syndrome. The book also looks at how these sleep abnormalities can affect individuals with other psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, depression and anxiety disorders. Covering disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy, and specialty areas from pediatric to geriatric, this wide ranging and accessible guide allows non-sleep specialists to approach and understand important information that is clinically relevant in everyday practice. Illustrated with summary tables, figures and treatment algorithms, this book will be a useful guide for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pulmonologists and internists as well as health care professionals in training. - Clear, accessible summaries of normal sleep and sleep disorders - Further reading lists in each chapter to guide the reader to more detailed study - Summary tables, figures and treatment algorithms throughout CONTENTS Foreword Antonio Culebras; Part I. Normal Sleep: Introduction: an introduction to the basic neurology of sleep Harold R. Smith; 1. Normal sleep Michel Billiard; 2. The evaluation and testing of the sleepy patient Charles Bae and Alon Avidan; Part II. Sleep Disorders: 3. Parasomnias Rosalia Silvestri and Irene Aricò; 4. Circadian rhythm disorders Christopher D. Fahey and Phyllis C. Zee; 5. Excessive somnolence disorders G. Mayer; 6. Insomnias James K. Wyatt and M. Isabel Crisostomo; 7. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) Paul Christian Baier and Claudia Trenkwalder; 8. Sleep apnea (central and obstructive) Kannan Ramar and Christian Guilleminault; Part III. Sleep in Specialty Areas: 9. Sleep and neurologic disorders Ilonka Eisensehr; 10. Sleep and psychiatric disorders Thomas C. Wetter, Elisabeth Zils and Stephany Fulda; 11. Sleep and medical disorders Andrea Iaboni and Harvey Moldofsky; 12. Sleep and pediatrics Roberta Leu and Carol L. Rosen; 13. Sleep and geriatrics Marcel Hungs; 14. Forensic sleep medicine issues, violent parasomnias Michel A. Cramer Bornemann, Mark W. Mahowald and Carlos H. Schenck; Index.