Meir H. Kryger, MD, is a physician and professor at the Yale School of Medicine and editor of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition (Elsevier, 2011); Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review (Elsevier, 2011); and Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine (Elsevier, 2010). His latest eBook is The iGuide to Sleep (2012). A renowned researcher and practitioner, Dr. Kryger’s research has spanned all areas of sleep breathing disorders. He has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters. He established the first laboratory to study patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada, and was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America. Dr. Kryger has served as Chairman of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation and is a former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and former president of the Canadian Sleep Society.
Sleep disorders often result in abnormal mental function and behaviors, while psychological and psychiatric disorders can in turn cause sleep problems.“Sleep and Be Well” explores the intersections of Sleep Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry and their manifestations in our sleeping and waking life.
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