Sleep medicine and surgery is a relatively new specialization for medical students, junior doctors, sleep doctors and other healthcare professionals. This book is meant to create an awareness of sleep and sleep disorders; which has been increasing in popularity over the past few decades.
As we all know, without a good sleep, not only our daily living will be affected but it is also associated with numerous health problems affecting variety of systems in our body. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness among societies, people still do not view sleep as an important pillar of an overall healthy lifestyle. Most people do not take care of their sleep health as they do not see it as a priority.
This book is meant to fill the void of knowledge in this branch of specialty and create an understanding of sleep disorders and their treatment. The aim of this book is to provide an overview on sleep anatomy and physiology and their disorders from experts in Otorhinolaryngology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Family medicine, Primary care physician, Dentistry, Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology.
The aspect of sleep medicine requires a holistic approach by every field specialty involved. As sleep disorders can impact the health and development of systemic disorders, there is a need for multidisciplinary team’s holistic approach.
The content of this book is intended to allow trainees and experts to have access to the essential topics in sleep to enhance their understanding of sleep medicine in the above-mentioned fields as well as key partner specialties.
I would like to thank all the authors for their commitment and exceptional work they have put into this book. Their knowledge of sleep medicine that has been put through and is an invaluable contribution to wellness and quality of life. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Mr. Kiong Fou Yoom as the one who consolidated the authors’ work altogether.
It is my pleasure to serve as an Editor of this Holistic Approach in Sleep Medicine: A Beginner’s Guidebook. I hope this book not only serves as great text and reference for medical professionals, but it also enlightens people outside the medical field to grasp the key concepts in sleep and its disorder.
I firmly believe that a healthy sleep promotion is vital to good health. To conclude, I would like to emphasize that the sleep medicine field requires a strong interpersonal relationship from every specialty and healthcare support professionals and “Healthy sleep is vital to a healthy life”.