© 2012

Essentials of Sleep Medicine

An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology

  • M. Safwan Badr

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James A. Rowley, M. Safwan Badr
    Pages 1-15
  3. Susmita Chowdhuri
    Pages 17-54
  4. Chunbai Zhang, Stefanos N. Kales, Atul Malhotra
    Pages 55-72
  5. James A. Rowley
    Pages 73-89
  6. Jessie P. Bakker, Atul Malhotra, Sanjay R. Patel
    Pages 91-113
  7. Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Pedro Rodrigues Genta
    Pages 115-128
  8. Kingman P. Strohl
    Pages 129-142
  9. Srinivas Bhadriraju, Nancy Collop
    Pages 143-153
  10. Peter A. Cistulli, Kate Sutherland, Andrew S. L. Chan
    Pages 155-174
  11. Ryan J. Soose, Patrick J. Strollo
    Pages 175-201
  12. Charles W. Atwood Jr.
    Pages 203-217
  13. M. Safwan Badr
    Pages 219-232
  14. Clare E. Gargaro, Thomas Roth, Christopher L. Drake
    Pages 233-248
  15. Luisa Bazan, Thomas Roth, Christopher L. Drake
    Pages 249-276
  16. Brandon S. Lu, Jeff Kwon, Phyllis C. Zee
    Pages 277-296
  17. Imran Ahmed, Michael Thorpy
    Pages 297-314
  18. Hrayr Attarian
    Pages 315-348
  19. Nidhi S. Undevia
    Pages 349-369
  20. Haven R. Malish, Peter C. Gay
    Pages 371-393

About this book


Sleep disorders represent a major portion of the chief complaints seen by pulmonologists and other physicians.  Sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome for example, are common disorders with significant adverse health consequences. Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, impaired quality of life and increased motor vehicle accidents. In addition, sleep apnea often co-exists with other chronic conditions including obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and tobacco use disorder.  Patients with sleep-related conditions often present with non-specific complaints that require a broad and detailed knowledge of the wide range of sleep disorders. In Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology, a concise, evidence-based review of sleep medicine for the pulmonologist is presented. Providing a focused, scientific basis for the effects of sleep on human physiology, especially cardiac and respiratory physiology, chapters also outline a differential diagnosis for common sleep complaints and an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management. This includes a review of the current standards of practice and of emerging technology and unresolved issues awaiting further research. Each chapter includes a summary of current research and outlines future research directions and issues. In all, Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology provides a clear diagnostic and management program for all the different sleep disorders, with a major focus on respiratory disorders of sleep, and includes key points and summaries. Developed by an international group of renowned authors, Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology is an invaluable resource for pulmonologists, respiratory care practitioners, polysomnographic technologists, graduate students, clinical researchers, and other health professionals seeking an in-depth review of sleep medicine.


Circadian Disorders Hypersomnia Idiopathic hypersomnia Insomnia Movement disorders Narcolepsy Nasal CPAP therapy Obstructive Sleep Apnea Parasomnias Peri-operative care Polysomnography Pulmonary disease Sleep Apnea

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Safwan Badr
    • 1
  1. 1.Harper University Hospital, Div. Pulmonary, Allergy, CriticalWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Sleep Medicine
  • Book Subtitle An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology
  • Editors M. Safwan Badr
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-734-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-62703-880-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-735-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Internal Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“In Essentials of Sleep Medicine, M. Safwan Badr and colleagues aim to offer readers ‘relevant facts helping the busy practicing physicians to provide better care for sleep disorders’. … provide a very didactic and informative review on normal sleep and the pharmacology of sleep, both of which are addressed in a comprehensive way for respiratory physicians. … The book is mainly devoted to respiratory sleep medicine but also covers, in a very practical approach, the areas of sleep diseases in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and chronobiology.” (J-L. Pepin, European Respiratory Review, Vol. 22 (128), June, 2013)