Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

By: Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), Board on Health Sciences Policy (author), Institute of Medicine (author), Bruce M. Altevogt (editor), Harvey R. Colten (editor)Hardback

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Clinical practice related to sleep problems and sleep disorders has been expanding rapidly in the last few years, but scientific research is not keeping pace. Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are three examples of very common disorders for which we have little biological information. This new book cuts across a variety of medical disciplines such as neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, otolaryngology, and nursing, as well as other medical practices with an interest in the management of sleep pathology. This area of research is not limited to very young and old patientsa "sleep disorders reach across all ages and ethnicities. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation presents a structured analysis that explores the following: * Improving awareness among the general public and health care professionals. * Increasing investment in interdisciplinary somnology and sleep medicine research training and mentoring activities. * Validating and developing new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This book will be of interest to those looking to learn more about the enormous public health burden of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation and the strikingly limited capacity of the health care enterprise to identify and treat the majority of individuals suffering from sleep problems.

About Author

Harvey R. Colten and Bruce M. Altevogt, Editors, Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Sleep Physiology; 5 3 Extent and Health Consequences of Chronic Sleep Loss and Sleep Disorders; 6 4 Functional and Economic Impact of Sleep Loss and Sleep-Related Disorders; 7 5 Improving Awareness, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Sleep Disorders; 8 6 Ensuring Adequate Diagnosis and Treatment: Access, Capacity, and Technology Development; 9 7 Opportunities to Improve Career Development in Somnology; 10 8 Bolstering Somnology and Sleep Disorders Research Programs; 11 9 Building Sleep Programs in Academic Health Centers; 12 Appendix A Study Process; 13 Appendix B Acronyms; 14 Appendix C Glossary of Major Terms; 15 Appendix D Congressional Language Establishing the National Center On Sleep Disorders Research; 16 Appendix E Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board Membership; 17 Appendix F National Institutes of Health Sleep-Related Initiatives: 1994-2004; 18 Appendix G National Institutes of Health Support of Sleep-Related R01 Grants; 19 Appendix H Summary of NIH Support of Sleep-Related Career Development Awards; 20 Appendix I Summary of NIH Support of Sleep-Related R13, R25, P, F, T, and U Grants; 21 Appendix J Summary of Investment in Sleep-Related Projects at The Top 30 NIH-Funded Institutions; 22 Appendix K Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff; 23 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309101110
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780309101110
  • ISBN10: 0309101115

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