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Book Review--"Paradox Lost: Midnight in the Battleground of Sleep and Dreams"

"Paradox Lost: cialis generic lowest price viagra in the Battleground of Sleep buy com online phentermine viagra Dreams" is a compilation of narratives cialis generic lowest price viagra patient interviews meticulously gathered by Carlos Schenck, MD, stemming from more than two decades of work by Schenck and colleagues researching patients with parasomnias. The repertoire presented in this book of abnormal and unwanted behaviors occurring during sleep is truly remarkable. The reader will appreciate the potential hazards and dangers to both patients and Cialis generic lowest price viagra : bed partners as these often bizarre behaviors during sleep Cheapest generic viagra - become manifest, such as patients jumping out of windows or strangling or hitting their bed partners while asleep. The book also Cialis generic lowest price viagra : highlights the psychological distress many patients face when trying to remedy their behavior given the lack of awareness of parasomnias in the general medical community and a tendency to consider such patients as simply psychologically disturbed.

The title "Paradox Lost" is a reference to Michel cialis generic lowest price viagra description buy com online phentermine viagra rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which he coined ěparadoxical sleep.î The ěparadoxî is the appearance of brain activation and dreaming while the body is paralyzed and asleep. The loss of this paralysis in REM sleep allow for the expression of abnormal behaviors or dreams in REM sleep, such as in REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD).

Although the title implies the book may emphasize RBD, it includes much more than that. This work covers a wide Cialis generic lowest price viagra, range of non-REM sleep parasomnias, including night terrors, sleep walking, sleep eating behavior, cialis generic lowest price viagra sleep sex behaviors. Other parasomnias, such as nocturnal dissociative disorder, and medicolegal issues also are presented. The early chapters review sleep and wakefulness, as well as an overview of the parasomnias. The parasomnias are then presented in subsequent chapters, each Cialis generic lowest price viagra, containing numerous interviews between Schenck and his patents. Each interview is prefaced buy com online phentermine viagra a summary of the patientís findings and pertinent comments from Schenck.

The sheer volume of patient interview and stories buy com online phentermine viagra cialis generic lowest price viagra various parasomnias is a remarkable achievement. "Paradox Lost" is written for a wide audience, and all who read it, from patient to technician to sleep medicine specialist, will be enriched from the experience of Schenck and his colleagues.

Markus H. Schmidt, MD, PhD

Director of Research at the Ohio Sleep Medicine and Neuroscience Institute Inc, Dublin.

Adjunct Assistant Professor at Ohio Cialis generic lowest price viagra : State University in the Department of Neuroscience

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