26. Therapy for Excessive Sleepiness

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Max Hirshkowitz

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch26

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Hirshkowitz, M. (2005) Therapy for Excessive Sleepiness, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch26

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • sleepiness and adenosine antagonism;
  • obstructive forms of sleep-disordered breathing;
  • iatrogenic sleepiness


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sleepiness in the General Population and Adenosine Antagonism

  • Sleepiness in the Patient Population

  • Treating Sleepiness in Obstructive Forms of Sleep-disordered Breathing

  • Treating Sleepiness in Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia

  • Treating Sleepiness in Circadian Rhythm Disorders

  • Treating Sleepiness in Medical, Neurological, and Psychiatric Conditions

  • Treating Iatrogenic Sleepiness

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Additional Reading