© 2006

Clinical Pharmacology of Sleep

  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
  • Jaime M. Monti


  • Up-to-date reference resource

  • Overview of current approaches and medications

  • Interesting and readable


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Kenneth L. Lichstein, Les A. Gellis, Kristin C. Stone, Sidney D. Nau
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pavlos Sakkas, Constantin R. Soldatos
    Pages 11-19
  4. Peter R. Buchanan, Ronald R. Grunstein
    Pages 21-41
  5. Christian Guilleminault, Yu-Shu Huang, Chia-Mo Lin
    Pages 43-59
  6. Chien-Ming Yang, Hsiao-Sui Lo, Arthur J. Spielman
    Pages 81-100
  7. Luc Staner, Remy Luthringer, Olivier Le Bon
    Pages 101-124
  8. Roger Godbout
    Pages 125-131
  9. Judith A. Owens, Manisha B. Witmans
    Pages 133-152
  10. Tejas R. Shah, Nikola N. Trajanovic, Colin M. Shapiro
    Pages 153-172
  11. Michael V. Vitiello
    Pages 173-182
  12. Päivi Polo-Kantola
    Pages 183-196
  13. Daniel P. Cardinali, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal
    Pages 197-206
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


The field of sleep medicine is growing rapidly, and the clinical pharmacology of sleep is gaining much attention from sleep physicians. Many new drugs are in the process of being developed and tested for their possible usefulness in the treatment of sleep disorders. The opportunity for further advancement in this field is very promising.

This volume covers the clinical and pharmacological treatment of several important sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movement syndrome. It further addresses the use of sleep medications in children, adolescents, and in the elderly. It offers a comprehensive overview of the currently available hypnotic medications and covers aspects of chronopharmacology and its implications for the pharmacology of sleep. It also reviews the basic science of sleep and sleep disorders, and thus the potential development of new pharmacological approaches.

The book will be useful for physicians, psychopharmacologists, psychiatrists, sleep disorder specialists and other healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers and graduate medical students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 1
  • Jaime M. Monti
    • 2
  1. 1.Comprehensive Center for Sleep Medicine, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Pharmacology and TherapeuticsMontevideoUruguay

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