Table of Contents

Contents; Contributors; Section 1: Emergent Events Related to Sleep Disorders; Section 2: Emergent Events in Sleep Related to Medical Disorders; Section 3: Emergent Issues in Sleep Related to Neurological Disorders; Section 4: Emergent Issues in Sleep Related to Psychiatric Disorders; Section 5: Sleep-Related Emergent Issues in the Perioperative Patient; Section 6: Sleep Emergencies in Children; Section 7: Sleep Emergencies Related to Medical Treatment; Section 8: Sleep-Related Emergent Issues During Overnight Polysomnography; Section 9: Sleep in ICU; Section 10: Newer and Emerging Therapies Index America is a 24/7 lifestyle. This makes sleep--especially disruptions in sleep--a pressing concern for many Americans. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), approximately 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, and an estimated 20-30 million others experience sleep-related problems. Chronic sleep disorders may also lead to psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Moreover, neurological disorders such as seizures, strokes, Parkinson's, etc, and medical disorders such as asthma or arrhythmia, also affect the quality of sleep Americans receive. Acu