By G. Zamboni, E. Perez, R. Amici (auth.), Prof. Elio Lugaresi, Prof. Pier Luigi Parmeggiani (eds.)
This quantity includes the contributions to a path entitled "Sleep and its Pathology", which was once geared up via the complex tuition of the Italian Neuro technology Society on the "Alessandro Volta" heart of clinical tradition (Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, could 9-10,1996). The path was once aimed toward informing the clinical viewers approximately fresh deve lopments within the box with specific regard to the paintings of the sleep laboratories of the collage of Bologna. the 1st a part of this ebook provides experimental effects facing the bio chemical specificity of hypothalamic sleep mechanisms, cerebral metabolism in the course of sleep and the sleep-dependent systemic cardiovascular alterations in terms of blood perfusion and thermal homeostasis of the mind. the second one half covers pathophysiological elements of human sleep, particularly the circadian rhythm of physique middle temperature in neurodegenerative illnesses, the descriptive epidemiology of over the top sunlight hours sleepiness, the issues of respiring and motor keep an eye on in sleep and the syndrome of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. The Editors desire that the booklet might be important not just to particularly rea ders, but in addition to common practitioners. The Editors desire to show exact due to Professor Eugenio E. Muller for his advice to gather the lectures in book-form. The Editors thank the authors for his or her contributions to the path and to this booklet and exhibit their appreciation to Springer-Verlag for aiding make this monography possible.