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Description: Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A new emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full color format - both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the place to turn!Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.Stay on top of the hottest topics in sleep medicine with 16 new or significantly updated chapters, including Postpartum Sleep Disturbances, Physician Examination of the Sleep Patient, Forensic Sleep Medicine, Pathophysiology and Models of Insomnia, Treatment of Insomnia: Developing Treatment Guidelines, Restrictive Lung Disorders, Animal Models for Disorders of Chronobiology: Cell and Tissue, Animal Models for Disorders of Chronobiology: Whole Organism, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic, and Renal Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, Sleep and Renal Disease, Psychological and Behavioral Treatments, Why We Dream, Theories of Dreaming, The Historical Context and Definition of Dreaming, and Evaluating Sleep EEG and Sleep Stage Scoring.Master the newest areas in the field with completely new sections covering Sleep Mechanisms and Phylogeny, Genetics of Sleep, Physiology in Sleep, Occupational Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Medicine in the Elderly.Access the complete contents online, fully searchable, and follow links to abstracts for most bibliographical references.Apply evidence-based approaches wherever available.Find answers more easily thanks to a new user-friendly, full-color format.The essential reference tool to manage and diagnose patients with sleep disorders.