It is estimated that about 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems. Lack of sleep is associated with injuries, chronic and mental illnesses, lower quality of life, loss of productivity, and higher economic burden. This complimentary activity will help clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat the different sleep-related problems that might affect their patient’s quality of life and reduce the chronic consequences of these disorders.
This activity will help the clinician identify common sleep disorders seen in primary care. You will be better able to explain the sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythms and identify the most appropriate tools used to assess patients’ sleep health.