Review of Sleep Medicine,
Edition 4
By Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2017

Successfully review sleep medicine whether you plan to improve your sleep medicine competency skills or prepare for the Sleep Medicine Certification Exam with this expanded review-and-test workbook that includes more than 1,400 interactive questions and answers online. Now in full color throughout, Review of Sleep Medicine, 4th Edition, by Dr. Alon Y. Avidan, features a new, high-yield format designed to help you make the most of your study time, using figures, polysomnography tracings, EEG illustrations, sleep actigraphy and sleep diaries, tables, algorithms, and key points to explain challenging topics. The text is fully searchable online and features hundreds of interactive questions and answers in study and timed practice modes, making this the ideal resource for ABSM exam preparation.

Key Features

  • Includes concise summaries of all aspects of sleep medicine clinical summaries from epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic techniques, treatment strategies and prognostic implications.
  • Provides a library of assessment questions with comprehensive explanations to help you identify the reasoning behind each answer and think logically about the problems.
  • Offers the expertise of a multidisciplinary global team of experts including sleep researchers, multispecialty sleep clinicians, and educators. The unique strength of this educational resource is its inclusion of all sleep subspecialties from neurology to pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, clinical psychology, and Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  • Perfect for sleep medicine practitioners, sleep medicine fellows and trainees, allied health professionals, nurse practitioners, sleep technologists, and other health care providers as review tool, quick reference manual, and day-to-day resource on key topics in sleep medicine.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

New Features

  • Provides a highly effective review with a newly condensed, outline format that utilizes full-color tables, figures, diagrams, and charts to facilitate quick recall of information.
  • Includes new and emerging data on the function and theories for why we sleep, quality assessment in sleep medicine, and benefits and risks of sleep-inducing medications.
  • Contains new chapters on sleep stage scoring, sleep phylogenic evolution and ontogeny, geriatric sleep disorders and quality measures in sleep medicine.
  • Features an expanded online question bank with 1,400 questions and answers that mimic the ABMS sleep exam in style and format.
About the author
By Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center Professor, UCLA Department of Neurology Past Chair, Faculty Executive Committee David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
Table of Contents

Section I: Sleep Medicine Exam Preparation

1. Introduction to Sleep Medicine 


Section II: Highlights of Normal Sleep

2. Sleep Phylogenic Evolution and Ontogeny

3. Normal Human Sleep Wake Patterns

4. Highlights of Sleep Neuroscience

5. Normal Sleep Physiology (Including Respiratory and Cardiac Physiology)

6. Genetics in Sleep Medicine

7. Introduction to Evaluation Tools Used in Sleep Medicine

8. An Overview of Polysomnography

9. Sleep Stage Scoring


Section III: Synopsis of Sleep Disorders

10. Sleep Deprivation

11. The Insomnias

12. Narcolepsy and Hypersomnias of Central Origin: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment

13. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: Clinical Features and Evaluation

14. Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

15. Circadian Rhythm Disorders

16. Diagnosis and Treatment of Parasomnias

17. Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

18. Overview of Electrocephalography and Epilepsy

19. Sleep and Neurological Disorders

20. Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders

21. Sleep in Medical Disorders and Special Populations

22. Pediatric Sleep-Wake Disorders

23. Synopsis of Geriatric Sleep Disorders

24. Cardiac Monitoring and Scoring in Polysomnography

25. Pharmacotherapy of Common Sleep Promoting Agents

26. Medication Effects on Sleep

27. Overview of Sleep Practive Parameters


Section IV: Testing Knowledge in Sleep Medicine: Practice Exams

28. Mechanism and Disorders of Circadian Physiology

29. Tools in Clinical Sleep Medicine

30. Practice Examination—Pediatric Sleep Disorders

31. Cardiology in Sleep Medicine

32. Pulmonary Sleep Clinical Case Studies

33. Psychiatry Clinical Case Studies

34. Insomnia Clinical Pearls and Case Studies

35. Neurology in Sleep Medicine: Polysomnography Case-Based Assessment

36. Hypersomnia Case Studies

37. Clinical Cases: Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders

38. REM and Non-REM Parasomnias

39. Seizures and Sleep

40. Sleep Related Movement Disorders

41. Sleep and Medical Disorders, and Special Populations

42. Sleep Pharmacology

43. Polysomnography Pearls

44. Sleep Stage Scoring

45. Artifacts

46. The Use of Statistics in Sleep Medicine—Exam Questions

47. Knowing your Sleep Practice Parameters

48. Quality Measures in Sleep Medicine

49. Normal Sleep Patterns

50. Mechanisms of Sleep Neuroscience


  1. Statistics in Medicine
  2. Cardiac Arrhythmias
  3. Statistics for Clinical Trials and Audit
  4. Horne-Östberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire
Book Reviews

"This is an outstanding sleep medicine review book. It serves as an in-depth introduction to sleep medicine and it includes an excellent "test your knowledge" group of chapters. This could become a new alternative to standard textbooks in sleep medicine." Reviewed by Eduardo A De Sousa, MD, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Medicine) Doody's Score: 93, 4 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780323462167
Page Count: 848
Illustrations : 400 illustrations
Retail Price : £79.99