Underlying physiology and pharmacology of sleep

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Dr Sue Wilson
Hon Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Updated: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Last Checked: Tuesday, 14th November 2017 Current

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This module describes normal sleep and its regulation in the brain, how sleep is measured and the staging of sleep using polysomnography. The neurotransmitters known to be involved in sleep and waking are described, and the effects of drugs on sleep summarised. There is a detailed description of the most common sleep disorders, with a useful algorithm for diagnosis and some key questions used in taking a sleep history. Finally there is a summary of sleep disorders associated with psychiatric disorders.

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Measuring Sleep

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Pharmacology of Sleep

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Classification and diagnosis of sleep disorders

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