Foundations of Sleep Health: Brain and Body provides a current overview of sleep health with an emphasis on the interplay between several levels of determinants and adjacent factors that influence sleep health and its interconnections with biological factors of the body and brain. The text provides researchers with a more in-depth discussion on the theory, research, and practice of sleep health, while also detailing mechanisms, hypotheses, and determinants of sleep. Sleep disorder has become an increasing problem plaguing more than 40 million Americans. Sleep impacts numerous biological functions and plays a critical role in brain development, including learning and memory consolidation, cognitive functioning and emotion regulation. Discusses the current state of research, applications, reviews and case studies in sleep health Contains a detailed glossary of sleep health terms to aid in the understanding of key concepts Explores, in detail, the multi-determinants of sleep Includes access to videos and forms created by the National Sleep Foundation
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 patientsâ€"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.
Sleep-related complaints are extremely common across the spectrum of psychiatric illness. Accurate diagnosis and management of sleep disturbances requires an understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying sleep and wakefulness, the characteristics of sleep disturbance inherent to psychiatric illness and primary sleep disorders, as well as the psychopharmacologic and behavioral treatments available. Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine provides a uniquely accessible, practical, and expert summary of current clinical concepts at the sleep-psychiatry interface. Topics covered include: basic principles in sleep science, clinical sleep history taking, primary sleep disorders in psychiatric contexts, and sleep disturbance across a range of mood, anxiety, psychotic, substance use, cognitive and developmental disorders. Written by outstanding experts in the field of sleep medicine and psychiatry, this academically rigorous and clinically useful text is an essential resource for psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals interested in the relationship between sleep and mental illness.
Are you uncomfortable with the thought of controlled crying? Unwilling to share your bed with your baby for months in an effort to sleep? Parents need facts about infant sleep and development - up-to-date information based on evidence rather than myths, old wives' tales and opinions. The Sensible Sleep Solution is a moderate approach, providing month-to-month advice to guide you through your baby's first year and establish good sleeping habits that can last a lifetime. The Sensible Sleep Solution and the COTSS techniques outlined in this book have been devised and successfully used for many years by Dr Sarah Blunden in her sleep clinic and by Angie Willcocks in her psychology practice. Sarah has experience researching and working with families to diagnose and treat children's sleep problems. Angie's area of interest and expertise is with new parents, helping them to adjust to life with children. Sarah and Angie wrote this book to meet a need they saw in their day-to-day work with parents - the need for a sensible, middle-of-the-road approach to establishing healthy sleep habits in the first year of life.
How do children's early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? The Growing Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children's physical development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It looks in detail at all aspects of physical development including exercise, diet, sleep and how these link to the development of the whole child. The book considers key learning dispositions such as perseverance, determination, confidence, responsibility, courage and curiosity and shows how physical play helps to develop children's organisational skills, team work, risk management, communication and raise their self-esteem. Drawing on the author's own experience of running a Forest School nursery, the book aims to help practitioners to: - create rich and stimulating play environments that enable children to learn, make connections and explore using their whole bodies; - reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children's engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning; - engage with parents and carers to help support children's learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family; - celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children's physical development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children's health, learning and well-being.
Sleep-wake disorders frequently give rise to severe ailments and varied distresses in a great number of people in the world, disturbing their physical and mental activities and their social function. Sleep-wake disorders are now classified into a great number of cate gories according to their clinical features and etiological factors. Patients with sleep-wake disorders are taken care of not only by specialists for such disorders but also by general physicians and specialists of different physical and mental disorders. In the recent years, the nature of sleep and sleep-wake disorders have been intensively studied by investiga tors belonging to different fields of science including medicine, biology, and psychology in many countries. It is very important for the progress of research that investigators work ing in the related fields in different countries meet together and exchange their findings and ideas. The Japanese-German International Symposium on Sleep-Wake Disorders was held on October 9-10th, 1996 in the old, beautiful city of Erfurt (Germany). This symposium was organized by Professor Karlheinz Meier-Ewert (Schwalmstadt, Germany) and Dr. Masako Okawa (Ichikawa, Japan), with support of the German Society of Sleep Research (President at that time, Professor J. H. Peter) and of the Japanese Society of Sleep Research (President at that time, Professor Y. Hishikawa).
This book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Fully revised for this third edition, each chapter has been updated to include the latest research, ideas and concepts in each field, and includes a new chapter on sleep. Integrating up-to-date pharmacological and genetic knowledge with an understanding of environmental factors that impact on human biology, The Biological Basis of Mental Health covers topics including brain development, neural communication, neurotransmitters and receptors, hormones and behaviour, genetic disorders, pharmacology, drug abuse, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy, subcortical degenerative diseases of the brain, dementia, developmental disorders, and sleep. Accessible and engaging, this is an essential text for mental health students, practitioners and educators.
Written by Richard Berry, MD, author of the popular Sleep Medicine Pearls, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. A recipient of the 2010 AASM Excellence in Education award, Dr. Berry is exceptionally well qualified to distill today's most essential sleep medicine know-how in a way that is fast and easy to access and apply in your practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Get clear guidance on applying the AASM scoring criteria. Reinforce your knowledge with more than 350 review questions. Get the answers you need quickly thanks to Dr. Berry's direct and clear writing style. Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including videos demonstrating parasomnias, leg kicks, and more.
|Author||: Margaret Jordan Halter,Elizabeth M. Varcarolis|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2013|
|ISBN 10||: 1455753580|
|Pages||: 706 pages|
Rev. ed. of: Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing / [edited by] Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, Margaret Jordan Halter. 6th ed. c2010.
This collection of papers, contributed by experts, explores the many different facets of human sleepiness in both normal and pathological states. It discusses the interrelations between sleepiness, sleep and performance, the physiological and rhythmic underpinnings of sleepiness, the distinctions between subjective and objective sleepiness, the importance of sleep and sleepiness in cognitive restitution. It also considers sleepiness pathology, sleep disorders and the use of pharmacological agents to increase or decrease sleepiness.
In this soon-to-be gold-standard text, a distinguished panel of experts provides a comprehensive discussion of the various medical, neurological, psychiatric, and psychological factors underlying fatigue and sleepiness in the workplace and in patients. In reviewing current best practices in managing fatigue and sleepiness conditions to improve workplace safety, the book importantly begins with an overview of fatigue’s definitions and concepts. It then moves into discussing the historical perspective on sleepiness and fatigue, the definitions and classifications of fatigue, and assessments of fatigue in the laboratory and in clinical settings. The book continues by exploring medical causes of fatigue in detail; how medication and recreational agents may result in fatigue; and the treatment of sleep disorders. Additional topics include best practices in the treatment of narcolepsy and hypersomnia, a review of circadian rhythm and fatigue, the treatment of heart failure and improvement in fatigue, and the management of fatigue in hospitalized patients. A major contribution to the field, this invaluable title will be of significant interest to all clinicians concerned with safeguarding safety in the workplace by accurately diagnosing and managing patients with fatigue and sleepiness problems. Researchers will also find this title of great interest.