Practice Guidelines

This page lists active AASM clinical practice guidelines and clinical guidance statements, formerly called position papers, on the use of diagnostic and treatment options for patients with sleep disorders.

Most Recently Published

Recommended protocols for the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test in children: guidance from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Treatment of Intrinsic CRSWDs

Guideline  |  Algorithm | Case Study | Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Evaluation and Treatment of Extrinsic CRSWDs

Guideline  |  Review  |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Diagnostic Testing for OSA

Guideline | WebinarGuideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Patient GuidePatient Guide [Spanish]

Use of PSG and HSAT for Longitudinal Management of OSA in Adults

Guidance Statement

Use of Actigraphy in the Evaluation of Sleep and CRSW Disorders

Guideline  |  ReviewWebinarGuideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Patient Guide | Patient Guide [Spanish]

Use of MSLT and MWT in Adults

2021 Protocol Paper  |  2005 Guideline  | 2005 Review |  2005 Tables |  2005 Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Podcast

Use of MSLT and MWT in Children

2023 Protocol Paper

Treatment of Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

Guideline  |  Review |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Podcast | On-Demand Module

Evaluation and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults


Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults

Guideline  |  Webinar  |  Editorial  |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Patient Guide | Patient Guide [Spanish]

Psychological and Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia in Adults

Guideline  |  Review  |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) |  Patient Guide  |  Podcast

Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults


Management of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

GuidelineReview  | Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members Only) | PodcastOn-Demand Module

Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography

Guideline  |  Summary  |  Review |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Non-respiratory Indications for Polysomnography and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing

Guideline  |  Review  |  Table |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Treatment of Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings

Guideline  |  Review |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Use of an HSAT for the Diagnosis of OSA in Children


Positive Airway Pressure for OSA in Adults

Guideline  |  Review | Webinar  | Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only) | Patient Guide | Patient Guide [Spanish]

Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in OSA


Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of OSA and Snoring in Adults

Guideline  |  Webinar  |  Q&A |  Testimonials |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Medical Therapy of OSA

Guideline  |  Review |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea Syndromes in Adults

Guideline  |  Guideline Update: ASV |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

Sleep Center Adjustment of NPPV in Stable Chronic Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome


Referral for Surgical Consultation for Adults with OSA

Guideline  |  Review | Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)  |  Podcast

Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Adults

Guideline  |  Update: Rotigotine  |  Evidence Table |  Guideline-at-a-Glance (Members-Only)

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