Written for sleep technologists, a new book provides a guide to basic information regarding normal sleep, sleep disorders, and electrophysiology. The authors say that the Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography aims to act as a guide through the fundamental aspects of: types of overnight sleep studies, establishing a sleep laboratory, preparing the patient for a sleep evaluation study, placement of electrodes and leads, and the scientific aspects of such placement. The authors state the book will be particularly useful in parts of the globe where formal training in sleep technology is not yet available.

Many chapters focus on depicting illustrations of sleep data as captured in the sleep laboratory and the scoring of recording data. Information regarding common montages, artifacts, and troubleshooting in the sleep laboratory will facilitate the reader’s journey as a trainee sleep technologist. The authors provide ready-made forms, questionnaires, and documents that can either be used as they are or with some modifications.

The volume is intended to complement, not be a substitute for, the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events.

The contents include:

  • Normal Sleep
  • Common Sleep Disorders
  • Introduction to Polysomnography
  • Basic Concepts of Polysomnography Channels
  • Preparations for the Sleep Study
  • Placement of Leads for the Sleep Study
  • Starting and Closing the Study
  • Calibration and Bio-Calibration
  • Minimal Recording Parameters and Extended Montage
  • Montages
  • The Concept of Epochs
  • Artifacts
  • Scoring of Data in Adults
  • Use of Video Polysomnography
  • Polysomnography in Children: Scoring Rules
  • Test Protocols
  • Documentation
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Manual Titration with Positive Airway Pressure
  • Writing an Informative Report
  • Guidelines for Supplemental Oxygen
  • Infection Control
  • Sleep Lab Management
  • Financial Visibility for Sleep Lab

About the Authors

Ravi Gupta, MD, PhD, MAMS, is a certified sleep physician (World Sleep Federation) and professor in the department of psychiatry & sleep clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, India. He has contributed chapters to Indian and international books, authored a book Psychiatry for Beginners, and has more than 100 published articles in various peer-reviewed journals to his credit.

S.R. Pandi-Perumal, MSc, is the president and CEO of Somnogen Canada Inc, a Canadian corporation. He is a sleep researcher and has authored over 200 publications and has edited over 25 high-profile academic volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics. Drawn to the benefits and significance of the sleep cycle, he has focused his personal and professional careers on advocating/achieving a good night’s slumber.

Ahmed S. BaHammam MD, FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Edin), ABIM, EDIC, FACP, FCCP, is a professor of Medicine at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He established a regional program for polysomnography workshops and advanced scoring courses in 2010. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and more than 30 chapters.