Books about sleep disorders - for general audience and medical professionals

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Lawrence Martin, M.D., FACP, FCCP

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland
Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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For General Audience

GENERAL ASPECTS OF SLEEP MEDICINE (in order of publication)

Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep, 1997. Stanley Coren

The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep, 2000. William Dement, MD, PhD and Christopher Vaughn

100 Questions about Sleep and Sleep Disorders, 2001. Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD

Sleep Disorders for Dummies, 2004. Max Hirshkowitz, Patricia B. Smith, William C. Dement

A Woman's Guide To Sleep, 2004. Meir Kryger, MD

Overcoming Sleep Disorders Naturally, 2005. Laurel Vukovic

Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep, 2006. Lawrence Epstein, MD and Steven Mardon

Getting a Good Night's Sleep: A Cleveland Clinic Guide, 2006. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO

Sleep Disorders: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide, 2nd edition, 2007. Herbert Ross, Keri Brenner and Burton Goldberg


No More Sleepless Nights, 1996. Peter Hauri, PhD, Shirley Linde, PhD, Philip Westbrook, MD

The Sleep Solution: A 21-Night Program to Better Sleep, 1998. Nigel Ball

Desperately Seeking Snoozin': The Insomnia Cure from Awake to Zzzzz, 1999. John Wiedman

Say Goodnight to Insomnia, 1999. Gregg D. Jacobs

The Insomnia Solution. The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Night's Sleep, 2005. Michael Krugman

The Insomniac, 2008. Gayle Greene


No More Snoring: A Proven Program to Conquer Snoring and Sleep Apnea, 1998. Victor Hoffstein and Shirley Linde

The Snoring Cure: Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night's Sleep, 2000. Laurence A. Smolley, Debra Fulghum Bruce

Sleep Apnea - The Phantom of the Night: Overcome Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Win Your Hidden Struggle to Breathe, Sleep, and Live, 2003. T. Scott Johnson

Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better, 4th edition, 2008. Ralph Pascualy, MD


Psychosocial Aspects of Narcolepsy, 1996. Meeta Goswami, Charles P. Pollak, Felissa L. Cohen, Michael J. Thorpy, MD, Neil B. Kavey, editors

The Official Patients Sourcebook on Narcolepsy, 2003. James N. Parker, MD and Phillip M. Parker, PhD, editors. Meeta Goswami

Narcolepsy - DVD, 2008. Public Television's Healthy Body Healthy Mind series

Narcolepsy Medical Guide, 2008.  Oontro Medical Guides


Sleep Thief: Restless Legs Syndrome, 1996. Virginia N. Wilson, David Buchholz, Arthur S. Walters, MD

Restless Legs Syndrome: Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic, 2006. Robert Yoakum

Restless Legs Syndrome: Coping with Your Sleepless Nights, 2006. Mark J. Buchfuhrer, MD, Wayne A. Hening, MD, PhD, Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD

For Medical Professionals

(In order of publication)

Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects. Sudhansu Chokroverty, editor. Butterworth-Heinemann Medical, 1999.

Fundamentals of Polysomnography and Sleep Disorders, by Thomas Kilkenny. Intelisleep Technology and Consulting, 2002.

Primer of Polysomnogram Interpretation, by Mark Pressman. Butterworth-Heinemann Medical Publishers, 2002.

Sleep Medicine Pearls, 2nd edition, by Richard B. Berry, Hanley & Belfus, 2003.

Sleep Medicine Secrets. Damien R. Stevens, MD. Hanley & Belfus, 2004.

Atlas of Sleep Medicine, by Sudhansu Chokroverty, Robert Thomas, & Meeta Bhatt,   Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (4th edition, text only). MH Kryger, T Roth,  and WC Dement, editors. W.B. Saunders Co., 2005.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (text + continually updated web site linked to the book. MH Kryger, T Roth, and WC Dement, editors. W.B. Saunders Co. 2005-present.

The International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd Edition. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Westchester, IL, 2005.

Handbook of Sleep Medicine, by Alon Y. Avidan, Phyllis C. Zee, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.

Narcolepsy & Hypersomnia. Claudio Bassetti, Michel Billiard, & Emmanuel Mignot, editors. Informa HealthCare, 2006

Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, by Nic Butkov & Teofilo Lee-Chiong, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

Review of Sleep Medicine, by Teri Barkoukis, & Alon Avidan, Butterworth-Heinemann Medical Publishers, 2007.

Primary Care Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide, by James F. Pagel, & S.R. Pandi-Perumal,  editors. Humana Press, 2007.

Sleep Medicine: Essentials and Review, by Teofilo Lee-Chiong. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Essentials of Polysomnography: A Training Guide and Reference for Sleep Technicians, by William Spriggs. Sleep Ed, LLC, 2008.

Casebook of Sleep Medicine. A learning companion to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd Edition. Diagnostic and Coding Manual. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Westchester, IL, 2008.

For physicians taking the 2009 Sleep Board exam, see Sleep Board Review

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