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Title Lelot le-lo naḥat. English
Restless nights : understanding snoring and sleep apnea / Peretz Lavie ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris.
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 274 pages) : illustrations
Note "First published in Hebrew in 2002 by Yedioth Ahronot Books, Chemed Books, Tel Aviv"--Title page verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Sleep apnea syndromes.
Sleep Apnea Syndromes.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents The breath of life -- Respiratory control -- The first Pickwickian -- Rediscovery of the Pickwickian patient -- Western innovations -- The dog dropped off and the experiment woke up -- From an exotic syndrome to a public health issue -- Risk factors for sleep apnea -- The syndrome's symptoms -- The price of awakenings -- At the temple of Morpheus -- Children and sleep apnea -- Sleep apnea, the heart, and the blood vessels -- From baroreceptors to free radicals -- Death at an early age and the paradox of old age -- Treatments for sleep apnea syndrome -- Sleeping under pressure : the big promise -- A whole new understanding.
Summary People with severe sleep apnea may struggle for breath all through the night, not breathing for as long as ninety seconds at a time during their sleep. This syndrome, which affects at least four percent of men and two percent of women, can cause daytime fatigue, traffic and work accidents, deteriorating cognitive abilities, and cardiovascular problems. Yet until now there has been no accessible discussion of the history, physiology, and risk factors of sleep apnea. In this book Peretz Lavie, an expert in sleep research, tells the complete story of sleep apnea for the first time.The book provides: an explanation of the symptoms of sleep apnea, including the most important one, snoring; an up-to-date description of the risk factors; a clear explanation why sleep apnea causes cardiovascularproblems; a discussion of childrens breathing disorders in sleep; advice on how to get a consultation and diagnosis; evaluations of the treatments currently available; practical recommendations on how to live with the syndrome; interviews with the key figures in sleep apnea research; and more.
Other Title Print version: Lavie, P. (Peretz), 1949- Lelot le-lo naḥat. English. Restless nights. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003