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Practice Guidelines

This page lists the most current AASM clinical practice guidelines and position papers on the use of diagnostic and treatment options for patients with sleep disorders.

Most Recently Published

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Positive Airway Pressure

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Actigraphy in the Evaulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders

Position Paper for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults

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]

Indications for Polysomnography


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

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

Treatment of Narcolepsy and Hypersomnias of Central Origin

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

Evaluation and Management of Chronic Insomnia


Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia

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

Psychological and Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia

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

Treatment of Nightmare Disorder


Treatment of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder


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

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

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

Surgical Modifications of the Upper Airway for OSA

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

Medical Therapy of OSA

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

Evaluation, Management, and Long-Term Care of OSA in Adults

Position  |  Clinical Algorithm

Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea Syndromes

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

Sleep Center Adjustment of NPPV in Stable Chronic Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome


Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

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

Telemedicine for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders


The Guidelines-at-a-Glance e-book is now available for all current AASM Practice Parameters or Clinical Practice Guidelines. They are designed to give readers a concise list of the clinical practice recommendations in each guideline. Download your copy! (Free for members)

Review our Guidelines in Development page, or learn more about the Clinical Practice Guideline Development Process.

The AASM participates in the ECRI Guidelines Trust®, a clinical practice guideline repository. ECRI’s TRUST (Transparency and Rigor Using Standards of Trustworthiness) Scorecard assesses clinical practice guidelines against the Institute of Medicine standards of trustworthy guidelines. Please visit ECRI Guidelines Trust® to view available scorecards for AASM clinical practice guidelines.