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Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Sleep and development;
  • Sleep, health & functioning;
  • Development of insomnia;
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I);
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders;


Period of Study
Name of Institutionand Department
University of Haifa, Department of Psychology and General B.A.(Cum Laude)
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Biology
D.Sc. (direct doctoral program)
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Post Doctoral Fellowship


Peer reviewed journals:

Zisberg, A., Shadmi, E., Gur –Yaish, N., Sinoff, G T., Srulovici, E., & Shochat, T.  (2012) Hospitalization as a Turning Point for Sleep Medication Use in Older Adults: prospective cohort study. Drugs & Aging (In press).

Engel-Yeger, B. & Shochat, T. (2012) The Relationship between Sensory Processing Patterns and Sleep Quality in Healthy Adults. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (In press).

Shochat, T. (2012) Impact of lifestyle and technology developments on sleep.  Nature and Science of Sleep 4:19-31.

Tzischinsky, O. & Shochat, T. (2011) Eveningness, sleep patterns, daytime functioning, and quality of life in Israeli adolescents. Chronobiology International. (In Press)

Shochat, T. & Dagan, E. (2010) Sleep disturbances in asymptomatic BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: women at high risk for breast-ovarian cancer. Journal of Sleep Research 19(2):333-   

Shochat, T., Flint-Bretler, O. & Tzischinsky, O. (2010) Sleep patterns, electronic media exposure, and daytime sleep related behaviors among Israeli adolescents. Acta Peadiatrica 99:1396-1400. 

Zisberg, A., Gur-Yaish, N. & Shochat, T.  (2010) Contribution of routine to sleep quality in community elderly. SLEEP, 33(4):509-514.  

Dagan, E. & Shochat, T. (2009) Quality of life in asymptomatic BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Preventive Medicine, 48:193-196.

Gehrman, P.R., Connor, D.J., Martin, J.L., Shochat, T., Corey-Bloom, J., Ancoli-Israel, S. (2009) Melatonin Fails To Improve Sleep Or Agitation In A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Of Institutionalized Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(2):166-169.

Shochat, T., Tzichinsky, O., Engel-Yeger, B. (2009) Sensory hypersensitivity as a contributing factor in the relationship between sleep and behavioral disorders in normal schoolchildren. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 7(1):53-62.

Tzchishinsky, O., Lufi, D., Shochat, T. (2008) Reliability of the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire Hebrew Translation and Comparison of the Psychometric Properties. Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy, 3(3): 30-37.

Shochat, T., Tzchishinsky, O., Oksenberg, A., Peled, R. (2007) Validation of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Hebrew translation (PSQI-H) in a sleep clinic sample. Israeli Medical Association Journal, 9:853-856.

Shochat, T., Gavish, A., Arons, E., Hadas, N., Molotsky, A., Lavie, P., Oksenberg, A. (2007) Validation of the BiteStrip screener for sleep bruxism. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics,  104(3):e32-9.

Shochat, T., Pillar, G., Malhotra, A. (2007) Sleep and Aging. International Journal of Sleep Disorders, 1(3):92-101. (invited paper).

Margel, D., Shochat, T., Getzler, O., Livne, P.M., Pillar, G. (2006) CPAP reduces nocturia in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Urology,  67:974-977.

Gehrman, P., Marler, M., Martin, J., Shochat, T., Corey-Bloom, J., Ancoli-Israel, S. (2005) The relationship between dementia severity and rest/activity circadian rhythms.  Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 1(2):155-163.

Gehrman, P., Marler, M., Martin, J.L., Shochat, T., Corey-Bloom, J., Ancoli-Israel, S. (2004) The timing of activity rhythms in patients with dementia is related to survival. Journals of Gerontololy Series A- Biological  Sciences and Medical Sciences, 59(10):M1050-5.

Gehrman, P.R., Martin, J.L., Shochat, T., Nolan, S., Corey-Bloom, J., Ancoli-Israel, S.  (2003) Sleep disordered breathing and agitation in institutionalized adults with Alzheimer's disease.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11(4):426-33.

Shochat, T., Pillar, G. (2003) Sleep Apnoea in the Older Adult: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Consequences and Management.  Drugs and Aging, 20(8):551-60 (invited paper).

Shochat, T., Oksenberg, A., Hadas, N., Molotsky, A., Lavie, P. (2003) The KickStrip®: A novel testing device for periodic leg movements disorder (PLMD). Sleep, 26(4):480-483.

Ancoli-Israel, S., Martin, J.L., Gehrman,P., Shochat,T., Corey-Bloom, J., Marler, M., Nolan, S., Levi, L.  (2003) Effect of light on agitation in institutionalized patients with severe Alzheimer's disease.   American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry   11:194-203.

Ancoli-Israel, S., Gehrman, P., Martin, J., Shochat, T., Marler, M., Corey-Bloom, J., Levi L. (2003) Increased light exposure consolidates sleep and strengthens circadian rhythms in severe Alzheimer’s disease patients. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1(1), 22-36.

Shochat, T., Hadas, N., Kerkhofs, M., Herchuelz, A., Penzel, T., Peter, J.H.,  Lavie, P. (2002) The SleepStrip™: An Apnoea Screener for the Early Detection of Sleep Apnoea Syndrome. European Respiratory Journal, 19:121-6.

Cohen-Zion, M., Stepnowsky, C., Marler, M., Shochat, T., Kripke, D.F., Ancoli-Israel, S. (2001) Changes in cognitive function associated with sleep disordered breathing in elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49:1622-27.

Shochat T, Loredo, J. & Ancoli-Israel, S. (2001) Sleep disorders in the elderly. Current Treatment Options in Neurology, 3(1):19-36. (invited paper).

Martin, J., Marler, M., Shochat, T., & Ancoli-Israel, S. (2000) Circadian rhythms of agitation in institutionalized patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Chronobiology International, 17(3):405-418. 

Martin, J., Shochat, T., & Ancoli-Israel, S. (2000) Assessment and treatment of sleep disturbances in older adults. Clinical Psychology Review, 20(6):783-805.

Shochat, T., Martin, J., Marler, M. & Ancoli-Israel, S. (2000) Illumination levels in nursing home patients: effects on sleep and activity rhythms. Journal of Sleep Research, 9:373-379.

Martin, J., Shochat, T., Gehrman, P.R. & Ancoli-Israel, S.  (1999) Sleep in the elderly. Respiratory Care Clinics of North America., 5(3):461-472.

Luboshitsky, R., Shen-Orr, Z., Shochat, T., Herer, P. and Lavie, P. (1999) Melatonin administration in the afternoon decreases next-day luteinizing hormone levels in men: Lack of antagonism by flumazenil. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 12:117-122. 

Shochat, T., Umphress, J., Israel, A.G. & Ancoli-Israel, S. (1999) Insomnia in primary care patients. Sleep, 22: S359-S365.

Pat-Horenczyk, R., Klauber, M.R., Shochat, T. & Ancoli-Israel, S. (1998) Hourly profiles of sleep and wake in severely vs. mild-moderately demented nursing home patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 10(4):308-315.

Shochat, T. Haimov, I. & Lavie, P. (1998) Melatonin: the key to the "gate of sleep". Annals of Medicine, 30(1):109-114. 

Shochat, T., Luboshitzky, R. & Lavie, P. (1997) Nocturnal melatonin onset is phase-locked to the primary "sleep gate". American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 273:R364-R370.

Haimov, I., Shochat, T. & Lavie, P. (1997) Melatonin - a possible link between sleep and the immune system. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 33(4)246-250.


Chapters in Scientific Books

Shochat, T.,(2012) Sleep in Adolescents. In: Latzer, Y. & Tzischinsky, O. (eds). The dance of sleeping and eating among adolescents: normal and pathological perspectives. Book series: Health and Human Development. Editor-in-chief: Professor Joav Merrick. Nova Science Publishers---New York .

Ancoli-Israel,S. and Shochat,T.  (2011) Insomnia in Older Adults. In: Kryger,M.H., Roth,T. and Dement,W.C. (eds.)  Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine.   St. Louis:   Elsevier, pp. 1544-1550.

Shochat,T. and Ancoli-Israel,S.  (2003) Sleep and Sleep Disorders. In: Cassel,C.K., Leipzig,R.M., Cohen,H.J., Larson,E.B. and Meier,D.E. (eds.)  Geriatric Medicine: Evidence Based Approach.  New York: Springer, pp. 1031-1042.

Lavie, P., Haimov, I. & Shochat, T. (1997) Melatonin - shutting off the wakefulness system. In: Maestroni, G.J.M., Conn, A., Reiter, R.J. (Eds): Therapeutic Potential of Melatonin. Front Horm. Res., Basel, Karger, 23:149-160.