Integrative Sleep Medicine

ISBN : 9780190885403

Valerie Cacho; Esther Lum
684 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Sleep is one of the key underpinnings of human health yet sleep deprivation and impaired sleep are rampant in modern life. Sleep and wake are a true yin yang phenomenon, each affecting the other and together forming a harmonious whole. Healthy sleep is a whole-body process impacted by circadian rhythm, daily activities, and emotional well-being, among others. When properly aligned, these work in concert to produce restorative and refreshing sleep. When not in balance, however, sleep disorders result. Yet too often, the conventional medical approach to treatment of sleep disorders is compartmentalized, failing to recognize all of the complex interactions that are involved. The first book in its field, Integrative Sleep Medicine offers a true comprehensive approach to sleep and sleep disorders by delineating the many factors that interplay into healthy sleep. Health care practitioners can learn how to better manage their patients with sleep disorders by integrating complementary and conventional approaches. Using an evidence-based approach throughout, this book describes the basics of normal sleep, then delves into the foundations of integrative sleep medicine, including the circadian rhythm, mind-body sleep connection, light, dreaming, the gastrointestinal system, and botanicals and supplements. Specific sleep issues and disorders are then addressed from an integrative perspective, including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep related movement disorders, and parasomnias.


1. Perspectives on Sleep
2. Sleep and Health
3. Normal Sleep in Childhood
4. Sleep Through the Ages: Adults and Older Adults
5. Circadian Rhythms and Homeostatic Mechanisms for Sleep Regulation
6. Sleep Duration, Timing, and Napping as Components of Healthy Sleep
7. Light and Sleep
8. Sleep Hygiene
9. Physical Activity, Sleep, and Sleep Disorders
10. The Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, and Sleep
11. Mind- Body Interventions and Sleep: Dealing with Stress and Improving Emotional Wellness
12. Toward a Positive Psychology of Sleep
13. Integrative Dream Medicine
14. Spirituality, Religion, and Sleep
15. Dietary and Herbal Supplements for Sleep
16. Sleep and Cannabis
17. Sleep: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
18. Ayurveda and Sleep
19. Manual Medicine and Sleep
20. Energy Medicine and Sleep Disorders
21. Aromatherapy for Sleep
22. Functional Medicine and Sleep
23. Hypnosis and Guided Imagery
24. Insomnia and Antidepressants
25. Insomnia and Integrative Therapies
26. Hypnotic Medication Use
27. Integrative Sleep Medicine and Chronic Pain Management
28. Sleep and Mental Health Disorders
29. Sleep and Women
30. Restless Legs Syndrome, and Sleep Related Movement Disorders
31. Introduction to Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Treatment
32. Circadian Sleep Disorders
33. Restless Legs Syndrome and Sleep-Related Movement Disorders
34. Sleep- Related Parasomnias
35. Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders
36. Technology and Sleep: Wearable Sleep Devices, Apps, and Consumer Products
37. The Future of Sleep (and Dream) Medicine


Valerie Cacho, MD, is the president and founder of Sleep Life Med, an integrative sleep medicine practice based in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. She completed her sleep fellowship at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Cacho is board certified in Sleep and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Esther Lum, MD, is a board certified pulmonary and sleep medicine physician with over two decades of experience practicing sleep medicine. She completed her fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Lum is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and she is board certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties.