Articles published in the past year in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine captured the attention of the scientific and medical communities, as well as the media and the general public. The following papers published in 2017 received the most pageviews on the website of JCSM, which is published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine:
1. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline
Sateia MJ, Buysse DJ, Krystal AD, Neubauer DN, Heald JL
A new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of chronic insomnia disorder.
2. Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline
Kapur VK, Auckley DH, Chowdhuri S, Kuhlmann DC, Mehra R, Ramar K, Harrod CG
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
3. Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements: Presence of Serotonin and Significant Variability of Melatonin Content
Erland LA, Saxena PK
A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label.
4. Delaying Middle School and High School Start Times Promotes Student Health and Performance: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement
Watson NF, Martin JL, Wise MS, Carden KA, Kirsch DB, Kristo DA, Malhotra RK, Olson EJ, Ramar K, Rosen IM, Rowley JA, Weaver TE, Chervin RD; American Academy of Sleep Medicine Board of Directors
A new AASM position statement published in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students.
5. Binge Viewing, Sleep, and the Role of Pre-Sleep Arousal
Exelmans L, Van den Bulck J
A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia.
6. AASM Scoring Manual Updates for 2017 (Version 2.4)
Berry RB, Brooks R, Gamaldo C, Harding SM, Lloyd RM, Quan SF, Troester MT, Vaughn BV
The Editorial Board of The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications (AASM Scoring Manual) notified the membership and the sleep community that an update for the AASM Scoring Manual (Version 2.4) was released April 1, 2017.
7. Clinical Use of a Home Sleep Apnea Test: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement
Rosen IM, Kirsch DB, Chervin RD, Carden KA, Ramar K, Aurora RN, Kristo DA, Malhotra RK, Martin JL, Olson EJ, Rosen CL, Rowley JA; American Academy of Sleep Medicine Board of Directors
HSAT devices are diagnostic medical tools that help physicians to provide high quality, patient-centered care for select adult patients who are suspected to have OSA.
8. Payer Perspective of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia
Sateia MJ, Sherrill WC Jr, Winter-Rosenberg C, Heald JL.
With increased understanding of the elements of the GRADE methodology, future research may provide stronger levels of recommendations regarding hypnotic use in the management of chronic insomnia.
9. A Restless Farewell in Changing Times: Advice for the Field of Sleep Medicine
The time for sleep medicine to come together is now. You must confront these challenges by adopting the changes that are necessary for patients to continue to benefit from the advances in sleep medicine.
10. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators: Recommendations of the AASM Sleep and Transportation Safety Awareness Task Force
Gurubhagavatula I, Sullivan S, Meoli A, Patil S, Olson R, Berneking M, Watson NF.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep and Transportation Safety Awareness Task Force responded to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comments regarding the evaluation of safety-sensitive personnel for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).