About James F. Pagel, M.D.
James F. Pagel, M.D., works at the Rocky Mt. Sleep Disorders Center and is Director of Sleepworks Laboratory, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the author of more than eighty papers on dream use, insomnia, sleep/dream electrophysiology, drug effects on sleep and dreams, altitude effects on sleep, the definition of dream, and stress/disaster associations of dreaming. He is co-author of training programs for sleep physicians on pediatic sleep and obstructive sleep apnea, and the ICD-11 diagnostic code for REcurrent Nightmares. Recent areas of study include drug induced nightmares, drugs that induce somnolence, the role of dreaming in the creative process, non-dreamers, the changes in dream and nightmare recall with age, gender and sleep apnea, the assocaition of AD/HD with pediatric sleep apnea, and the body-mind interface. Current projects:
The association of pediatric OSA with AD/HD
Insomnia in adolescents
Insomnia and dream/nightmare recall
Quantitative EEG analysis in pediatric patients with AD/HD
List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where
my work is featured.
Multiple publications in:
Journal of Creativity
Sleep and Breathing
The Oxford Textbook of Primary Care - Pediatric Sleep Disorders
The Encyclopedica of Sleep Medicine - Drugs that induce Somnolence
Clinics of North America - MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SLEEP DISORDERS