Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. James F. Pagel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lauren Hale
    Pages 15-23
  4. Edward J. Stepanski
    Pages 25-35
  5. James M. Parish
    Pages 47-60
  6. Virend K. Somers
    Pages 83-88
  7. Charles W. Atwood Jr.
    Pages 89-95
  8. Brian A. Boehlecke
    Pages 97-109
  9. James M. Parish
    Pages 119-129
  10. Neil S. Freedman
    Pages 161-170
  11. Susan M. Harding
    Pages 171-189
  12. David M. Hiestand
    Pages 191-197
  13. David M. Hiestand
    Pages 199-208
  14. Fiona C. Baker, Kathryn A. Lee, R. Manber
    Pages 209-224

About this book

Introduction

Primary Care in Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide, edited by James F. Pagel and S. R. Pandi-Perumal, is an important book coming at an important time for the increasing number of patients with sleep disorders who are seen in primary care practices. The importance of primary care physicians having more in-depth education and training in sleep medicine has been emphasized in the Institute of Medicine report, “Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation—An Unmet Public Health Problem,” issued in April 2006. This landmark report estimates that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder that interferes with their daily function and has long-term adverse effects on their health and quality of life. Lack of sleep can lead to increased rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke. In addition, one-fifth of all serious car accidents are associated with driver sleepiness. The Institute of Medicine report, after carefully examining and reporting on the evidence, concluded that increased awareness and training in the field of sleep disorders for primary care physicians is urgently needed to help address the increasing unmet needs of large numbers of patients with sleep disorders. Primary Care in Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide is an excellent book that should help to meet this important need.

Keywords

Insomnia care diagnosis epidemiology medicine obesity primary care therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • James F. Pagel
    • 1
  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family PracticeUniversity of Colorado School of MedicinePueblo
  2. 2.Comprehensive Center for Sleep Medicine Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-421-6
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-992-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-421-6
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