Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine

Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine

by JorisC.Verster (Editor), S.R.Pandi-Perumal (Editor), David Streiner (Editor)


Many patients experience sleep disturbances secondary to their primary illness and this often has a negative effect on their quality of life. This book provides an evidence-based introduction to the interface between sleep wide range of medical disorders. A clinically focused, comprehensive review for physicians and other health providers, this state-of-the-art reference can also serve as a textbook for those who wish to become familiar with the impact of sleep on quality of life.



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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 534
Edition: 1
Publisher: Humana Press
Published: 18 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 1603273409
ISBN 13: 9781603273404

Media Reviews

From the reviews:

This book is targeted to healthcare professionals who treat patients with sleep disorders and are concerned about the patients' overall well-being and how the disorders impact their quality of life. It also is an excellent resource for students and researchers in the field of sleep medicine who wish to examine the impact of sleep on quality of life. ... is a comprehensive and well organized book on the important issue of sleep and quality of life. (Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)

The book provide an overview of the relationship between sleep and quality of life. ... Most chapters share a specified format, beginning with a summary and lists of keywords and learning objectives and closing with conclusions and a review of problems ... . This format provides a consistency that enhances the usefulness of the book. ... The primary readership should be sleep clinicians, researchers, and medical and postdoctoral students. The book's strengths include an easily readable style, with little medical jargon. (Clete A. Kushida, New England Journal of Medicine, October, 2008)

Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine encompasses 53 chapters closely looking at sleep disturbances induced by specific sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy ... . useful for readers who know little about sleep medicine. ... covers what the readers has always and never wanted to know about sleep, its associated medical disorders, and quality of life. The book likewise includes a useful bibliography with references dated ... as well as an 18-page index, both of which are helpful when navigating through chapters. (Michelle Cao, Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2008)