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Genetics and sleep

M.A. Miller

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Sleep is a complex phenotype and as such it is possible that there are numerous genes which may each have a number of effects that control an individual's sleep pattern. An individual's sleep ... More


Misdiagnosis of sleep disorders in adults and children: implications for clinical practice and epidemiology

G. Stores

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is increasing concern about the apparently high rate of misdiagnosis of various clinical conditions despite the fact that they seem to be well taught in medical training. How much more likely ... More


Something wicked this way comes: causes and interpretations of sleep paralysis

Christopher C. French and Julia Santomauro

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Sleep paralysis consists of a period of inability to perform voluntary movements at sleep onset or upon awakening, either during the night or in the morning. It is classified as an REM (rapid eye ... More


Sleep disorders: Types and approach to evaluation

Lawrence J. Epstein

in Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198778240
eISBN:
9780191823756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778240.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Over 70 described sleep disorders disrupt the sleep of an estimated 50–70 million Americans. The disorders present with a broad array of symptoms but result in the individual not getting the health, ... More


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