Sleep Wake Transition


Delayed Sleep Wake Phase Disorder in Adolescents: Chronotherapy and Best Practices

April 21, 2017

Here: suggested strategies for assessment and management of this circadian sleep disorder commonly seen in adolescents.

Sleep Hygiene: Tips on Getting a Restful Night's Sleep

March 09, 2016

Concerned about daylight savings time? This patient handout offers tips for getting a good night's sleep.

A Review of Changes in DSM-5 Sleep-Wake Disorders

September 30, 2015

DSM-5 sleep-wake disorders are now more in sync with other medical disorders and sleep disorders classificatory systems. Here's what's changed.

What’s New Under the Moon-Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation

January 25, 2013

Insomnia-a sleep disorder that can pose impairments far more debilitating than than problems with cognition (eg, difficulty processing, unclear thinking).

The Correlation Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Psychiatry

July 10, 2012

Sleep-disordered breathing is common in patients with mood and anxiety disorders. This article explores the implication for practicing psychiatrists whose patients have sleep disorders.

The Role of Melatonin in the Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Cycle

July 09, 2012

Melatonin has a role in psychiatric illness and the treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders, insomnia, and comorbid depressive disorders.

Introduction: Understanding Common Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Illness

June 13, 2012

Although the purpose of sleep continues to be the subject of much debate, few would argue that a well-functioning sleep-wake cycle is essential for good health.

ADHD and Sleep Disorders in Children

June 13, 2012

Sleep changes associated with psychotropic drugs are common enough to justify routinely obtaining a baseline sleep diary before beginning treatment, even when the initial screening for sleep disorders indicates that no further investigation is needed.

Comorbid Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: Rx of the Former Can Improve the Latter

May 08, 2012

Sleep disorders - most commonly sleep apnea - are often comorbid with psychiatric disorders. Treatment of disordered sleep can result in a significant improvement in the psychiatric disorder.

Sleep Disorders Quiz

March 12, 2012

Can you name an important part of good sleep hygiene? The use of which short-acting sedative-hypnotics to treat sleep disturbances in patients is associated with Alzheimer disease? These questions and more.