Ethical Issues in Sleep Medicine

Sleepiness contributes to motor vehicle and industrial accidents, is a symptom of serious medical disorders, reduces productivity, and affects quality of life. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a 2008 survey reported disturbed sleep on “at least a few night” in the prior month. Yet few physicians ask their patients about or know how to treat sleep disorders. This month's issue introduces sleep medicine and the ethical decisions that confront clinicians in this emerging and exciting field.

Volume 10, Number 9: 539-610 Full Issue PDF