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Convention Question: What Aspect of Sleep Hygiene Is Most Difficult For People To Achieve?

From attendees of SLEEP2019, the 33rd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

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Sleep Disorders & Dementia

Sleep disorders are emerging as a biomarker for prodromal dementia.

Winnie Pao, MD

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Sleep & Elite Athletic Performance

Elite athletes commonly have sleep disturbances and poor sleep quality made worse by the environmental demands of athletics.

Scott Kutscher, MD

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Sleep & Neurodegenerative Disease

Sleep problems are common and treatable in neurodegenerative disorders, and may also be a treatable risk factor and early biomarker.

Raman K. Malhotra, MD

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Sleep, Sleeplessness, & Neuropsychiatric Conditions

Sleep disturbances are symptoms of psychiatric conditions that can worsen prognosis; however, nonpharmacologic treatments are available and effective.

Fiona Barwick, PhD

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Sleep & Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep disorders are a common symptom of traumatic brain injury and treating them is also part of promoting recovery.

Michael S. Jaffee, MD, FAAN

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Update on Treating Sleep Disorders

New treatments hold promise of increasing efficacy with precision medicine.

Charlene E. Gamaldo, MD, FAAN, FAASM; Tyler M. Pugeda, BA; and Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, MEdHP, FAAN

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Cover Focus: The Importance Of Sleep

Sleep & Neurodevelopment

Sleep characterization in children may have a role in evaluation for risk of impaired development, behavior, mood, and self-regulation.

Anne M. Morse, DO

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Spotlight Topic: Neuropsychiatry

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Nabil Ali, MD; Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; and Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP

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Healthy Cognitive Aging

There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABPP-CN; Elizabeth Londen, PhD; and Thomas Preston, PhD, ABPP-CN

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Cover Focus: Technology & Wellness

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Riley Bove, MD, MMSc; and Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD

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Guest Medical Editor's Page

Wellness and Neurology

There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

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Neurologists Wanted!

A recently graduated resident and new professor recommends ways to attract medical students to the specialty of neurology.

Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, MD

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Seeking Breakthroughs: The Physician Perspective

A roundtable discussion with Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD; and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD

Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD; and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD

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Seeking Breakthrough Treatments

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Industry Perspective

A roundtable discussion with Gregory Went, PhD, Adamas Pharmaceuticals; Lynn Kramer, MD, Eisai; Paulo Fontoura, MD, PhD, Genentech/Roche; Justin Gover, BSc, MBA, GW Pharmaceuticals; Marc Kamin, MD, SK Life Sciences; and Mike Davis, BSc, MBA, UCB

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Seeking Breakthroughs—We Want You!

The challenges we must overcome to find breakthrough treatments in neurology are many and the potential is great.

Shamik Bhattycharyya, MD, MS

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Sleep Disorders in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Identifying and treating sleep problems can help optimize the well-being and function of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Tiffany J. Braley, MD, MS

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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Alzheimer's Disease

Sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances are symptoms of Alzheimer's disease that may also contribute to disease pathogenesis.

Erik S. Musiek, MD, PhD

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Epilepsy Essentials

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy

It is important to consider comorbid sleep disorders for patients with epilepsy.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD; and Karin G. Johnson, MD

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Sleep Medicine: A Team Sport

The effectiveness of the team will be reflected in the effectiveness of treatment.

James D. Geyer, MD; Paul R. Carney, MD; and Monica M. Henderson, RN, RPSGT

This Month's Issue
Epilepsy & Memory

Chrystal Reed, MD, PhD

The First Seizure

Christine Hung, MD