Imagine this common scenario: A patient arrives looking haggard and depressed, complaining of poor sleep. Don't just assume that anxiety or depression is the cause! Afterall, researchers have classified more than 80 different sleep disorders, many of which are nonpsychological in nature. This new volume brings to health care professionals the latest developments from the burgeoning field of sleep study and outlines methods for the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.

Sleep is a complex, active process that is just now being understood. Sleep deprivation can have a profound effect on cognitive functioning, mental health status, work performance, quality of life, and physiological and immune functioning. This volume provides a clear review of the biological rhythms and stages of sleep and outlines the various categories of sleep disorders. For practitioners, it provides methods to chart client's sleep patterns and behavioral approaches that may help relieve such problems as insomnia.

It also describes specific sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, disorders of circadian rhythms, and disorders associated with childhood, the aging process, and pregnancy. In addition, the medical contexts of sleep disorders for both cardiopulmonary and noncardiopulmonary diseases are discussed. The volume provides descriptions of the diagnostic tools and treatment available at the growing number of sleep laboratories and the various treatments that sleep specialists can provide.

This volume is a must-read for health psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and neurologists wanting to help their patients who struggle with sleep. Graduate students will also find a wealth of information here.

This softcover edition is a re-release of the 1997 hardcover edition. The hardcover edition is no longer available.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword
—Andrew Baum and Margaret Chesney


I. Introduction to Sleep Disorders

  1. The Basics of Sleep
    —Max Hirshkowitz, Constance A. Moore, and Gisele Minhoto
  2. The Basics of Biological Rhythms
    —Scott S. Campbell
  3. Introduction to Sleep Disorders
    —Saul A. Rothenberg
  4. Psychophysiology of Sleep Deprivation and Disruption
    —James K. Walsh and Scott S. Lindblom
  5. Public Policy and Sleep Disorders
    —Mary A. Carskadon and Jennifer F. Taylor

II. Diagnostic Methods and Tools for the Evaluation of Sleep Disorders

  1. The Diagnostic Interview and Differential Diagnosis for Complaints of Insomnia
    —Arthur J. Spielman and Paul B. Glovinsky
  2. The Diagnostic Interview and Differential Diagnosis for Complaints of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    —Jeanine L. White and Merrill M. Mitler
  3. The Polysomnogram
    —Sonia Ancoli-Israel
  4. The Significance and Interpretation of the Polysomnogram
    —Richard P. Allen
  5. The Measurement of Daytime Sleepiness
    —Sidney D. Nau

III. Sleep Disorders and Their Treatment

  1. Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome and Related Conditions
    —Gary K. Zammit
  2. Shift Work
    —Timothy H. Monk
  3. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Natural History and Varieties of the Clinical Presentation
    —William C. Orr
  4. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Treatment Options, Efficacy, and Effects
    —Paul Saskin
  5. Methods and Problems of Treatment Compliance in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    —Nancy Barone Kribbs
  6. Behavioral Techniques and Biofeedback for Insomnia
    —Richard R. Bootzin and Steven P. Rider
  7. Hypnotics, Alcohol, and Caffeine: Relation to Insomnia
    —Timothy Roehrs and Thomas Roth

IV. The Medical Context of Sleep Disorders

  1. Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    —Joyce A. Wasleben
  2. Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Noncardiopulmonary Medical Disorders
    —Mark R. Pressman, Stephen Gollomp, Robert L. Benz, and Donald D. Peterson
  3. Effects of Hospitalization, Surgery, and Anesthesia on Sleep and Biological Rhythms
    —Mark R. Pressman, Thomas J. Meyer, Donald D. Peterson, Lee W. Greenspan, and William G. Figueroa
  4. Sleep Deprivation and the Immune System
    —Carol A. Everson

V. Sleep Disorders Across the Life Span

  1. Children and Sleep
    —Jodi A. Mindell
  2. Sleep and Aging
    —Donald L. Bliwise
  3. Sleep and Pregnancy
    —Gila Hertz

VI. Psychological Disorders and Sleep

  1. Sleep in Depression and Anxiety
    —J. Catesby Ware and Charles M. Morin


  1. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders
  2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Sleep Disorder Codes
  3. ICD-9-CM Sleep Disorder Codes
  4. CPT (Procedure) Codes for Sleep Laboratory Studies
  5. Requirements, Eligibility, and Examination Process for Certification as a Clinical Sleep Specialist by the American Board of Sleep Medicine

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors