This book originated more than thirty years ago with the first publication of The Sleep Disorders that Peter Hauri, PhD, wrote. Dr. Hauri wrote this book in response to the growing recognition that although sleep disorders fell under the domain of primary care, most primary care physicians did not receive education on these disorders during their medical training. He intended the original book to be a practical introduction to sleep for the non-sleep specialist.
Since then much progress has been made on diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. This current edition of The Sleep Disorders has been updated and simplified to accommodate a Web format.