Can you solve this sleep medicine-themed crossword puzzle, designed specifically for Sleep Review readers? A hard copy published in the February 2019 issue.

0219 Crossword

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1 Alternative for patients who can’t tolerate CPAP, 2 words

9 Charge

10 Medical experts, abbr.

12 CPAP setting determined during titration

14 Surprised cry

15 Subsides

16 Yes in French

17 Daytime short sleep

19 Kind of membrane

20 Estimated sleep duration per night for healthy adults

21 Cellular material

23 Feeling sleepy

26 Type of exercise that can lead to better sleep and improved mood

30 Sonogram, eg

32 Calming oil that may help sleep onset

33 Bone that is a source of pain for many seniors

34 Mountains, trees, rivers, etc—walks in this can aid sleep routines

35 Raise

36 Same-old same-old


1 Deployment __ resources

2 Inflamed

3 Type of exercise that can help you sleep better, but perhaps not too close to bedtime

4 Temperature control, abbr.

5 Opposite of “nod off,” 2 words

6 Sleep hygiene is one way to combat this sleep disorder

7 Nerve-related prefix

8 When both of these are closed, hopefully sleep will follow,  ____s

11 Cry for help

13 myAir is an app from this company that makes CPAPs

17 Almonds, pecans

18 Top grades

20 Complete

22 It could be part of a “rainbow” selection of vegetables

24 Button on a cell phone, abbr.

25 Triumph

27 Purchase

28 Common treatment for OSA, abbr.

29 Type of sleep that occurs during stages 3 and 4

30 Spending time in the __  helps regulate the circadian rhythm

31 Appropriate

32 Stretch out

33 Hour, for short

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