Sleep Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment

  • Sudhansu Chokroverty
  • Michel Billiard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sudhansu Chokroverty, Michel Billiard
    Pages 1-9
  3. Evolution of Sleep Medicine by Historical Periods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tarek Asaad
      Pages 13-19
    3. Liu Yanjiao, Wang Yuping, Wang Fang, Yan Xue, Hou Yue, Li Shasha
      Pages 29-33
    4. Sonia Ancoli-Israel
      Pages 35-42
    5. Michel Billiard
      Pages 43-46
    6. Joseph Barbera
      Pages 47-53
    7. Edgar S. Osuna
      Pages 55-59
  4. Sleep Medicine from the Medieval Period to the 19th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  5. The Early Evolution of Modern Sleep Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
  6. Sleep Medicine Societies, Professional Societies, and Journals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Brendon Richard Peters, Christian Guilleminault
      Pages 103-111
    3. Michel Billiard
      Pages 113-124
    4. Masako Okawa
      Pages 125-127
    5. Naoko Tachibana
      Pages 129-131
  7. Sleep Disorders in Historic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Donatien Moukassa, Obengui, Jean-Rosaire Ibara
      Pages 143-148
    3. David Parkes
      Pages 149-157
    4. Alain Buguet, Raymond Cespuglio, Bernard Bouteille
      Pages 159-165
    5. Kenneth D. Phillips, Mary E. Gunther
      Pages 167-179
  8. Historical Milestones of Individual Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Suresh Kumar, Sudhansu Chokroverty
      Pages 197-202
  9. Neurological Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Seiji Nishino, Masatoshi Sato, Mari Matsumura, Takashi Kanbayashi
      Pages 205-221
    3. Sona Nevsimalova
      Pages 223-228
    4. Michel Billiard
      Pages 229-236
    5. Sudhansu Chokroverty, Sushanth Bhat
      Pages 237-247
    6. Mark Eric Dyken, Kyoung Bin Im, George B. Richerson
      Pages 255-269
    7. Alex Iranzo, Joan Santamaria
      Pages 271-283
    8. Stuart J. McCarter, Erik K. St. Louis, Bradley F. Boeve
      Pages 285-300
    9. Sándor Beniczky, Peter Wolf
      Pages 309-317
    10. Richard J. Castriotta, Mark C. Wilde
      Pages 319-330
    11. Munish Goyal, Niranjan Singh, Pradeep Sahota
      Pages 331-335
  10. Psychiatric and Psychological Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Michelle M. Primeau, Joshua Z. Tal, Ruth O’Hara
      Pages 339-344
    3. Brady A. Riedner, Fabio Ferrarelli, Ruth M. Benca
      Pages 345-350
    4. Sara Dallaspezia, Francesco Benedetti
      Pages 351-353
  11. Respiratory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355

About this book


This comprehensive volume provides a balanced and easily readable account of the rise of modern sleep medicine, its history and developmental milestones. Authored by an international group of experts, the remarkable progress and fascinating evolution from rudimentary concepts of the ancient prehistoric and early classical periods to our contemporary knowledge are covered in detail.  These examples and their relationship to modern therapies offer neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory specialists, clinicians, researchers and those interested in sleep medicine an important perspective to the origins of current practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sudhansu Chokroverty
    • 1
  • Michel Billiard
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNew Jersey Neuroscience Institute JFK Medical CenterEdisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyGui de Chauliac HospitalMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2088-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2089-1
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