Considering PWN have such completely different stories, this book might be a wonderful teaching tool for doctors. Too many sleep doctors don't get it. Maybe if they took the time to read a collection of stories they could better diagnose N. The textbook N is not what we each have... we each have our own variety.
It's a nice thought, but the problem with sleep doctors is that the overwhelming majority might be better coined as "sleep apnea doctors." They don't bother with narcolepsy or other sleep disorders that are far more complicated and time-consuming in their diagnosis/treatment. They don't want the potential liability of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances.
You know, I thought that too. I went into sleep thinking that I could rid the world of naive sleep doctors, helping potential PWNs get properly diagnosed and receive better treatment. But I was wrong. They don't really care. If it isn't OSA, they won't blink an eye at you. I once stood up for a RBD patient that [the doctors I work for] wanted to write off as OSA and unintentionally put my job in jeopardy (because I'm supposed to be/act subordinate to them--doctors have egos). As it turned out, I was right; the guy was pre-Parkinson's. They sent him off to some neurologist...wouldn't even put the poor guy (who was beating up his wife in his sleep) on clonazepam. This is the unfortunate reality of so called "sleep doctors."