The International Classification of Sleep Disorders names more than 80 major sleep disorders. A handful of textbooks describe these disorders and their treatments, of which the most widely acclaimed is the Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Kryger MH, Roth T, and Dement WC; eds. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders; 1989). The Handbook, however, is unique in its focus on the neurologic perspective.
This work reviews the nature of sleep disturbances associated with disorders commonly encountered in the practice of neurology, such as epilepsy, headache, cerebrovascular and degenerative disorders, Alzheimer disease, and Parkinson disease, and provides insights into their management. It