A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic by Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, Jyoti Krishna, Kumaraswamy Budur

By Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, Jyoti Krishna, Kumaraswamy Budur

Providing a pragmatic method of the advent of sleep medication, this easy-to-use, concise quantity makes use of genuine sufferer situations from the Cleveland health center Sleep issues middle. a large spectrum of diagnoses are incorporated to show the reader to the large variety of sleep-wake issues sufferer can adventure. Written in a concise structure designed to demonstrate the signs, diagnostic standards, workup and regimen remedy of sufferers featuring to the sleep health facility, this quantity serves as a realistic textual content ideal for the busy primary-care practitioner trying to enhance her wisdom of sleep-wake problems. each time attainable, tracings from diagnostic exams, images, and videos are supplied to augment medical shows and to assist in attractiveness of abnormities pointed out within the sleep laboratory.

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He was educated on normal sleep requirements in healthy adults and advised not to “overvalue” sleep. He was referred to a sleep psychologist for CBTi. At his 4-week follow-up, Robert reported that he was sleeping 7 hours per night, and felt refreshed in the morning. He still woke up during the night on occasion, but he was able to get back to sleep within minutes. He was no longer getting into bed before feeling sleepy, and he stopped focusing on the clock during the night. On one occasion when he had difficulty going back to sleep, he got out of bed and read a novel; that helped him relax.

The black shaded area represents patients self-reported sleep period. 28 A CASE A WEEK: SLEEP DISORDERS FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC Physical Examination On examination, Robert was of normal weight with a body mass index of 24 kg/m2. His oropharyngeal exam showed Grade I tonsils and a Freidman tongue position Grade II. His general and neurological examinations were otherwise unremarkable. Diagnosis Psychophysiological insomnia. Outcome Robert received a thorough explanation of his diagnosis and treatment options (which included pharmacological therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBTi; or a combination) and the relative advantages of each of the therapies.

Frequently, apnea of prematurity resolves by 40 to 44 weeks postconceptional age. CCHS is a rare disorder of central control of breathing, often associated with alterations in the PHOX2B gene. It usually presents in infancy, with or without apnea, and results in hypoventilation that is worse during sleep. A high index of suspicion is needed after metabolic, neuromuscular, and pulmonary disorders have been considered. Ventilatory support is commonly required. Associated features include Hirschsprung’s disease, ocular abnormalities, autonomic instability, and neural crest tumors.

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