Sleep Disorders, Clinical
Sleep Medicine, Behavioral
Clinical Sleep Disorders
Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Arizona
Brown University - Clinical Psychology
Brigham and Women's Hospital - Sleep and Circadian Medicine
Bilevel positive airway pressure titration
Circadian rhythm assessment
Circadian rhythm disorders
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Continuous positive airway pressure titration
Circadian rhythm disorders
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for chronic insomnia. Ong JC, Manber R, Segal Z, Xia Y, Shapiro S, Wyatt JK Sleep 2014 Sep 37(9):1553-63. Home Circadian Phase Assessments with Measures of Compliance Yield Accurate Dim Light Melatonin Onsets. Burgess HJ, Wyatt JK, Park M, Fogg LF Sleep 2014 Nov 20 :. Shift work and the assessment and management of shift work disorder (SWD). Wright KP Jr, Bogan RK, Wyatt JK. Sleep Med Rev. 2013 2013 Feb 17(1):41-54. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2012.02.002. Epub 2012 May 3. Impact of a brief dietary self-monitoring intervention on weight change and CPAP adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Hood MM, Corsica J, Cvengros J, Wyatt J. J Psychosom Res. 2013 2013 Feb 74(2):170-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2012.12.006. Epub 2013 Jan 9. Sleepiness, parkinsonian features and sustained attention in mild Alzheimer's disease. Park M, Hood MM, Shah RC, Fogg LF, Wyatt JK. Age Ageing. 2012 2012 Nov 41(6):765-70. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afs084. Epub 2012 Jun 27. Sex difference in the near-24-hour intrinsic period of the human circadian timing system. Duffy JF, Cain SW, Chang AM, Phillips AJ, Münch MY, Gronfier C, Wyatt JK, Dijk DJ, Wright KP Jr, Czeisler CA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 2011 Sep 13 108 Suppl 3:15602-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010666108. Epub 2011 May 2. Daytime symptom patterns in insomnia sufferers: is there evidence for subtyping insomnia? Sánchez-Ortuño MM, Edinger JD, Wyatt JK. J Sleep Res. 2011 2011 Sep 20(3):425-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2010.00905.x. Epub 2011 Jan 4. Testing the reliability and validity of DSM-IV-TR and ICSD-2 insomnia diagnoses. Results of a multitrait-multimethod analysis. Edinger JD, Wyatt JK, Stepanski EJ, Olsen MK, Stechuchak KM, Carney CE, Chiang A, Crisostomo MI, Lineberger MD, Means MK, Radtke RA, Wohlgemuth WK, Krystal AD. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 2011 Oct 68(10):992-1002. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.64. Epub 2011 Jun 6. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Wyatt JK. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 2011 Jun 58(3):621-35. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.03.014. Review. Moving beyond average values: assessing the night-to-night instability of sleep and arousal in DSM-IV-TR insomnia subtypes. Sánchez-Ortuño MM, Carney CE, Edinger JD, Wyatt JK, Harris A. Sleep. 2011 2011 Apr 1 34(4):531-9. Daytime sleepiness in mild Alzheimer's disease with and without parkinsonian features. Park M, Shah RC, Fogg LF, Wyatt JK. Sleep Med. 2011 2011 Apr 12(4):397-402. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2010.09.006. Uncovering residual effects of chronic sleep loss on human performance. Cohen DA, Wang W, Wyatt JK, Kronauer RE, Dijk DJ, Czeisler CA, Klerman EB. Sci Transl Med. 2010 2010 Jan 13 2(14):14ra3. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000458. The effect of vestibular stimulation in a four-hour sleep phase advance model of transient insomnia. Krystal AD, Zammit GK, Wyatt JK, Quan SF, Edinger JD, White DP, Chiacchierini RP, Malhotra A. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 2010 Aug 15 6(4):315-21. Circadian and wake-dependent influences on subjective sleepiness, cognitive throughput, and reaction time performance in older and young adults. Silva EJ, Wang W, Ronda JM, Wyatt JK, Duffy JF. Sleep. 2010 2010 Apr 33(4):481-90.
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Many patients will come to me having symptoms — such as being too sleepy during the day, being unable to sleep at night, or doing odd behaviors during their sleep, such as sleepwalking.
I view my role as not just helping patients sleep better — but helping them have better health in the short and long term — but also as a public safety role. So for example, if someone has significant excessive daytime sleepiness, they may put themselves at risk for accidents and injuries, but they may put the general public at risk. So one of my greatest pleasures was having some of my research cited as a foundation for the new Federal Aviation Administration’s rules governing sleep and mandatory sleep times for all airline pilots in the United States. So as a sleep researcher and a sleep clinician, we’re trying to improve and protect the health and safety of individual patients, but also the general public at large.