Can you solve this sleep medicine-themed crossword puzzle, designed specifically for Sleep Review readers? A hard copy published in the August/September 2017 issue.


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Sleep Medicine-Themed Clues


1 Treatment for circadian rhythm sleep disorder
6 Health insurance for seniors
8 Average, for short
11 This compensation is based on claims and documentation filed by providers
14 Sleep disorder characterized by an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
17 A subjective measure of sleep
19 Arising from an unknown cause
21 Family doctor often, for short
22 Can be an expression of sleepiness, past tense
26 Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a popular one
28 Firm, briefly
30 OSA screener
31 ___ Sleep (stages 3 and 4)


1 Co-existence of two medical conditions
2 Inflamed
3 Road surface
4 Advanced option for patients with sleep-breathing disorders, for short
5 Year, for short
7 Apprentice
9 It gives readings of the electrical activity of the brain, abbr.
10 Sleep ___, overnight exam
12 The “I” of T.G.I.F.
13 Big coffee holder
15 Within
16 Spasm
17 Data storage devices, with compact
18 Catch, rodeo-style
20 With home sleep testing devices, you can typically either rent, lease, or ___ them
21 Epigenetic tag DNA methylation can affect how these are expressed and therefore change behaviors like sleep
23 Standardized test used in undergraduate college admissions
24 Try to win over
25 Lose intensity
27 Quick sleep
29 Above

UPDATED 11/16/17. Here is the answer key. The key is also published in the November/December 2017 issue. To suggest clues for an upcoming sleep crossword, email sroy[at] To sponsor a future puzzle, email rfelts[at]


Myles Mellor is a full-time professional crossword puzzle writer who is internationally published.