Sleep Disorders: For Patients And Their Families
Lawrence Martin, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland
Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Patient Stories That Illustrate Common Sleep Disorders

"Doctor, my husband stops breathing during sleep."
Obstructive sleep apnea, the sleep study, CPAP therapy

"I can't wear that #!%{&!!# mask!"
Medical vs. surgical treatment of OSA; surgical techniques (advantages and disadvantages)

"Do I have narcolepsy?"
Narcolepsy, tests for narcolepsy, treatment of narcolepsy

"I haven't slept in a year."
Diagnosis and treatment of insomnia

"My husband kicks me during sleep."
Restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep, REM behavior disorder

"I sleep eat."
Sleep eating, sleep walking

"I was awake -- and could not move!"
Sleep paralysis, parasomnias


Sexsomnia (sleep sex)
People who commit sex acts while asleep

Can Sleepwalking be a Murder Defense?
Sleep walking defense in famous murder trials

Snoring: From Simple to Severe
Questions and Answers from a Board Certified Sleep Specialist

Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
From life style changes to CPAP, surgery and Provent

Drugs for Sleep & Awake
Includes over-the-counter, FDA approved and non-FDA approved drugs

Books about sleep disorders (with links to
For both the general public and medical professionals

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Copyright © 2003-2011 Lawrence Martin, M.D. Last updated May 6, 2011