Sleep medicine in clinical practice by Michael H Silber; Lois E Krahn; Timothy I Morgenthaler

By Michael H Silber; Lois E Krahn; Timothy I Morgenthaler

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A sleep study lasts for 6–8h, depending on the indication and the time the patient went to bed.  After the study is terminated, electrodes are removed unless a multiple sleep latency test is planned, and the patients are offered the opportunity to shower and wash their hair.

Primary snoring is also included in this section (Chapter 8).  Both the patient’s external activities and internal moods are equally important in understanding how the quality of sleep and waking can be compromised. Environmental, social and medical influences all need to be understood.  For patients who live alone, companions on overnight excursions may provide valuable information.  It should be borne in mind that there are often multiple causes of a sleep­related symptom, and a model that is based on a formulation of the patient’s problem may be more appropriate than one based on identifying a single diagnosis.

Bruxism (tooth grinding) may occur during any stage of sleep and can result in jaw pain and damage to teeth (Chapter 16). Other sleep disorders This category includes sleep­related epilepsy (Chapter 18), headaches (Chapter 18), gastroesophageal reflux disease (Chapter 10) and laryngospasm (Chapter 17). These conditions can occur predominantly or exclusively during sleep.  Primary snoring is also included in this section (Chapter 8).  Both the patient’s external activities and internal moods are equally important in understanding how the quality of sleep and waking can be compromised.

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