Neurologic Aspects of Sleep Medicine

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Sleep disorders are common in patients with neurologic disorders. Research has demonstrated links between neurologic and sleep disorders, showing that sleep disruption can serve as a risk factor for future development or worsening of neurological disorders. An understanding of the diagnostic assessment, common comorbidities, and treatment options can impact overall health outcomes. This review article provides a comprehensive overview of the link between neurology and sleep by presenting the electophysiologic features of sleep architecture, the key neuroanatomic regions involved in the physiology of sleep, and an understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved. The clinical features and diagnostic tests that determine the presence and severity of the sleep disorders are discussed. Treatment of sleep disorders is rapidly changing with new and effective behavioral, pharmacologic, and device strategies that are outlined in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9780124077102
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Alzheimer disease
  • Circadian neurobiology
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neuroanatomy of sleep
  • Neurology
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias
  • Parkinson disease
  • Polysomnography
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep
  • Sleep physiology
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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