International Classification of Sleep Disorders-Third Edition: Highlights and Modifications

Chest. 2014 Nov;146(5):1387-1394. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0970.

Abstract

The recently released third edition of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) is a fully revised version of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's manual of sleep disorders nosology, published in cooperation with international sleep societies. It is the key reference work for the diagnosis of sleep disorders. The ICSD-3 is built on the same basic outline as the ICSD-2, identifying seven major categories that include insomnia disorders, sleep-related breathing disorders, central disorders of hypersomnolence, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, parasomnias, and other sleep disorders. Significant modifications have been made to the nosology of insomnia, narcolepsy, and parasomnias. Major features and changes of the manual are reviewed in this article. The rationales for these changes are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / classification*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / diagnosis
  • Societies, Medical*