Sleep and Movement Disorders documents the significant progress made in the last decade regarding our understanding of motor control in sleep and the relationship between sleep and movement disorders. Divided into four major sections it covers sleep-related movements and the importance of recognizing sleep-related movement disorders for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, it covers new sleep-related disorders that have been classified and diagnosed, including catathrenia, alternating leg muscle activation (ALMA), propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) at sleep onset, faciomandibular myoclonus at sleep onset, etc. Further understanding of the pathophysiology of RLS-PLMS is addressed, as is the neurobiology of REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), predictors of neurodegenerative diseases.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 What Are Sleep Paralysis and Isolated Sleep Paralysis?
- Chapter 2 Should Sleep Paralysis Be More Frequently Assessed in Research Studies and Clinical Practice?
- Chapter 3 The History of Sleep Paralysis in Folklore and Myth
- Chapter 4 Sleep Paralysis in Art and Literature
- Chapter 5 Early Medicine and the “Nightmare”
- Chapter 6 Sleep Paralysis: Typical Symptoms and Associated Features
- Chapter 7 Prevalence of Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 8 Sleep Paralysis and Medical Conditions
- Chapter 9 Sleep Paralysis and Psychopathology
- Chapter 10 Theories on the Etiology of Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 11 Diagnostic Criteria, Diagnostic Issues, and Possible Subtypes of Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 12 Review of Measures Used to Assess Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 13 Differential Diagnosis of Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 14 Folk Remedies for Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 15 Psychosocial Approaches to the Treatment of Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 16 Psychopharmacology for Sleep Paralysis
- Chapter 17 Conclusions and Future Directions