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Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium

The latest developments in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic approaches to treating sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders

A significant percentage of patients with MS in the sample screened positive for 1 or more sleep disorders. Most were undiagnosed.

Chronobiology—the science of daily (circadian), monthly, tidal, and seasonal rhythms—has undergone exponential growth in the past decade, with major discoveries at the molecular and neuroanatomic level.

Recent studies have suggested that H1N1 influenza might be the trigger for some patients, but a number of interesting questions remain.

Polysomnography or a home-based portable monitor is recommended for clinicians to assess the risk factors for and the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

Most patients with psychiatric diagnoses present with sleep disturbances that can have as great an impact on health-related quality of life as the mental illness itself. Here are tips on treatment and chronotherapeutic applications for major depression and other disorders.

A 40-year-old man complains of daytime sleepiness that is getting progressively worse. His concentration and memory are failing. Results of labs are normal. Which evaluation tool would you choose?

The prediction of more shallow sleep in overweight and obese men with high testosterone levels is useful because poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.

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