These articles that have been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine in 2017 received the most online pageviews from Jan. 1 – June 29:
1. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline
Unlike previous meta-analyses, which focused on broad classes of drugs, this guideline focuses on individual drugs commonly used to treat insomnia.
2. Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline
This guideline establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of OSA in adults and is intended for use in conjunction with other AASM guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in adults.
3. Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements: Presence of Serotonin and Significant Variability of Melatonin Content
The products examined in this study showed significant variability of melatonin content as compared to labeled values, and a controlled substance, serotonin, was found in a significant portion of the supplements tested.
4. Delaying Middle School and High School Start Times Promotes Student Health and Performance: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement
The AASM asserts that middle school and high school start times should be 8:30 a.m. or later.
5. Payer Perspective of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia
In clinical decision-making multiple factors are weighed when determining the appropriate course of therapy. The current guideline is an additional tool to aid the clinician and patient in making the best decision for the patient.
Read the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, which is the official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.