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Conundrums in Sleep Medicine

Nancy A. Collop, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: Charleston, SC 
 ,  Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina; Associate Editor, CHEST, and Chair, ACCP Sleep Section.

Correspondence to: Nancy A. Collop, MD, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Deputy Editor, CHEST, CSB 812, 171 Ashley Avenue, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425



Chest. 1999;115(3):607-608. doi:10.1378/chest.115.3.607
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All of us who have spent a night without sleep know it is an important bodily function. Sleep disorders are common; insomnia affects one third of the population1 and half of patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.2 Additionally, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome may afflict up to 5% of the adult male population.

Because of statistics like these, sleep medicine is a burgeoning field. It is unique in that it encompasses both physicians and PhDs in a variety of medical specialties. Pulmonologists pioneered much of the early research in sleep medicine because of their interest in sleep-related breathing disorders. Subsequently, many pulmonologists were involved in developing the standards for accreditation and certification now available for both sleep laboratories and physicians in this field.

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