1. Introduction ; 2. Why is sleep so important? ; 3. What is sleep ; 4. Sleep changes with age ; 5. Signs of unsatisfactory sleep ; 6. Sleep problems and their underlying disorders ; 7. Not sleeping well (Insomnia) ; 8. Treatments for insomnia ; 9. Excessive sleepiness ; 10. Disturbed behaviour and strange experiences related to sleep (parasomnias) including treatment ; 11. Particular groups at special risk of sleep problems and their consequences ; 12. Sleep disorders misinterpreted as other medical or psychological conditions ; 13. Getting help with your sleep problem ; Sources of further information
Professor Gregory Stores is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry in the University of Oxford. He has directed a sleep disorders service for patients of all ages since [check date], and has undertaken extensive research on sleep disorders and their treatment, as well as the effects of disturbed sleep on behaviour, performance and well-being.
...a very comprehensive book on the topic and very easy to read... Roy Raymann, Secretary, Dutch Society for Sleep-Wake Research ...can be used by health professionals not familiar with the field of sleep medicine. The author is a noted authority in the field...a worthy contribution to the sleep literature geared to the general public as well as health practitioners. Doody's Notes