CCSH References

The following references can help with preparation for the CCSH exam. The list is not all inclusive and inclusion does not constitute endorsement by BRPT or any officers or representatives of BRPT.

To prepare for the CCSH examination, candidates should consider using a sampling of text books, clinical guidelines, practice parameters, and key articles relating to the major exam domains. In general, educational materials should focus on evaluation and management of sleep disorders; pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation; patient education and communication; sleep health and hygiene; normal sleep over the lifespan; and public health issues relating to sleep. Candidates should review the exam blueprint for guidance on knowledge areas and specific topics covered on the exam. They should be prepared to apply their knowledge to clinical situations to demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Examples of exam prep resources are provided below. Candidates should choose references based on their experience and educational needs. Study materials should be current and the most recent versions or editions.


  • The Clinical Sleep Health Professional Workbook, 2019


  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Evaluation, Management and Long-Term Care of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Referral of Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Surgical Consultation
  • Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Positive Airway Pressure
  • Practice Parameters for Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Practice Parameters for the Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography in Children
  • Practice Parameters for the Non-Respiratory Indication for Polysomnography for Polysomnography and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing in Children
  • Practice Parameters for Behavioral Treatment of Bedtime Problems and Night Waking in Infants and Young Children
  • Practice Parameters:  The Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Adults
  • Recommended Protocols for the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test in Adults
  • Treatment of Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence
  • Use of Polysomnography and Home Sleep Apnea Tests for the Longitudinal Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

Evaluation, Management, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, and Clinical Presentation:

  • International Classification of Sleep Disorders 3rd Edition, 2014
  • Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice:  N. Redeker, G. McEnany
  • Sleep Disorders Medicine, Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects 3rd Edition, 1999

Patient Communication, Education, and Health Behaviors:

  • Essentials of Patient Education:  S. Bastable

Polysomnography and Related Procedures:

  • Fundamentals of Sleep Technology 3rd Edition, 2019, Mattice, Brooks, Lee-Chiong (Second Edition)

Scenario-Based Case Reviews:

  • Sleep Medicine Review: A Problem-Oriented Approach:  M. Kryger, R. Rosenberg, V. Pegram, L. Martin
  • Sleep Medicine Pearls, 2015,  Berry, Wagner

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