For Clinicians

Practice Guidelines, Recommendations, and Policy Statements

Several organizations have published practice guidelines, recommendations, and policy statements related to sleep health and sleep disorders.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Practice Guidelines

http://www.aasmnet.org/practiceguidelines.aspxExternal

American Thoracic Society

Statements, Guidelines, and Reports

http://www.thoracic.org/statements/sleep.phpExternal

American College of Physicians

Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations

https://www.acponline.org/clinical-information/guidelinesExternal

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

National Guideline Clearinghouse

http://www.guideline.gov/browse/by-topic.aspxExternal

Selected Practice Guidelines, Recommendations, and Policy Statements by Sleep Topic:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society

Consensus Conference Panel; Watson NF, Badr MS, Belenky G, et al. Joint consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society on the recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult: methodology and discussion. Sleep. 2015;38(8):1161–1183. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4507722/External

Paruthi S, Brooks LJ, D’Ambrosio C, et al. Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: a consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016;12(6):785–786. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/pdf/Pediatricsleepdurationconsensus.pdfCdc-pdf[PDF – 222 KB]External

American Thoracic Society

Mukherjee S, Patel SR, Kales SN, et al; American Thoracic Society ad hoc Committee on Healthy Sleep. An official American Thoracic Society statement: the importance of healthy sleep. Recommendations and future priorities. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191(12):1450-1458. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201504-0767STExternal

National Sleep Foundation

Hirshkowitz M, Whiton K, Albert SM, et al. The National Sleep Foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations: methodology and results summary. Sleep Health. 2015;1(1):40–43. http://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218(15)00015-7/abstractExternal

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Schutte-Rodin S, Broch L, Buysse D, Dorsey C, Sateia M. Clinical guideline for the evaluation and management of chronic insomnia in adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008;4(5):487–504. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/clinicalguidelines/040515.pdfCdc-pdf[PDF – 990 KB]External

Morgenthaler T, Kramer M, Alessi C, et al; Standards of Practice Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Practice parameters for the psychological and behavioral treatment of insomnia: an update. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine report. Sleep. 2006;29(11): 1415–1419. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/PracticeParameters/PP_BTInsomnia_Update.pdfCdc-pdf[PDF – 280 KB]External

American College of Physicians

Qaseem A, Kansagara D, Forciea MA, Cooke M, Denberg TD; Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Management of chronic insomnia disorder in adults: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:125–133. http://annals.org/aim/article/2518955/External

Brasure M, Fuchs E, MacDonald R, et al. Psychological and behavioral interventions for managing insomnia disorder: an evidence report for a clinical practice guideline by the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:113–124.  http://annals.org/aim/article/2519966External

Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, Brasure M, et al. Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia disorder: an evidence report for a clinical practice guideline by the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2016;165:103–112. http://annals.org/aim/article/2518954External

American Academy of Pediatrics

Marcus CL, Brooks LJ, Draper KA, et al; American Academy of Pediatrics. Diagnosis and management of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Pediatrics. 2012;130(3):576–84. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/576External

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Ramar K, Dort LC, Katz SG, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy: an update for 2015. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015;11(7):773–827. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/clinicalguidelines/Oral_appliance-OSA.pdfCdc-pdf[PDF – 12.5 MB]External

Epstein LJ, Kristo D, Strollo PJ Jr, et al; Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea Task Force of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Clinical guideline for the evaluation, management and long-term care of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009;5(3):263–276. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/clinicalguidelines/OSA_Adults.pdfCdc-pdf[PDF – 175 KB]External

American College of Physicians

Qaseem A, Dallas P, Owens DK, Starkey M, Holty JE, Shekelle P; Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(3):210–220. http://annals.org/aim/article/1892620/External

Qaseem A, Holty JE, Owens DK, Dallas P, Starkey M, Shekelle P; Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Management of obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(7):471–483. http://annals.org/aim/article/1742606/External

American Thoracic Society

Strohl KP, Brown DB, Collop N, et al; ATS Ad Hoc Committee on Sleep Apnea, Sleepiness, and Driving Risk in Noncommercial Drivers. An official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline: sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk in noncommercial drivers. An update of a 1994 Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187(11):1259–1266. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201304-0726STExternal

US Preventive Services Task Force

US Preventive Services Task Force. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Screening Website. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-adults-screeningExternal

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Aurora RN, Kristo DA, Bista SR, et al; American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder in adults–an update for 2012: practice parameters with an evidence-based systematic review and meta-analyses: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline. Sleep. 2012;35(8):1039–1062. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/PracticeParameters/TreatmentRLS.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.1MB]External

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Morgenthaler T, Kapur VK, Brown TM, et al; Standards of Practice Committee of the AASM. Practice parameters for the treatment of narcolepsy and other hypersomnias of central origin. Sleep. 2007;30(12):1705–1711. http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/PracticeParameters/PP_Narcolepsy.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF – 740KB]External

American Academy of Pediatrics

Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Moon RY. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: expansion of recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics. 2011;128(5):1030–1039. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1030.longExternal

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Tremblay MS, Carson V, Chaput JP, et al. Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016;41:S311–S327. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/apnm-2016-0151External