Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Women

  • Hrayr P. Attarian
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Sleep medicine as a field was not established until the early 1970s after the discovery of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in Europe in 1965 (1,2) and the establishment of the first sleep laboratory at Stanford in 1972. The term polysomnography was coined by Dr. Jerome Holland at Stanford, in 1974, to describe the studies that were done during all-night sleep.


Sleep Disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Nocturnal Awakening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hrayr P. Attarian
    • 1
  1. 1.Vermont Regional Sleep Center, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine/Fletcher Allen Health CareBurlington

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