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Assessment of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Michael H. Silber, Cameron D. Harris and Peter J. Hauri

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0041

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Assessment of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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This chapter reviews the techniques that are available to study sleep and disorders that may occur during sleep. Multiple physiologic parameters can be assessed using one or a combination of polysomnography, multiple sleep latency or maintenance of wakefulness tests, actigraphy, and portable monitoring. The use of these tests is helpful to not only identify different stages of sleep, but to assess sleep disorders, such as abnormal movements in sleep and disorders manifesting with excess somnolence. The field of Sleep Medicine and the associated sleep neurophysiology continues to grow and expand our understanding of sleep-related disorders.

Chapter.  11606 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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