Sleep Hygiene for older patients with sleep complaints

Expiry Date
: 01/09/2024
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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The study of sleep has grown significantly over the past decade, and Psychologists should be prepared to assess and screen patients appropriately as well as be aware of evidence-based nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Keywords: chronic insomnia disorder, dementia, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, insomnia disorder, non-rapid eye movement (NREM), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index\r, rapid eye movement (REM), sleep-wake cycle

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article looks at the management of insomnia.

Editor's comments:
This information can be invaluable when working with clients in the psychology setting, as many psychologists are asked to help with sleep issues.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The fact that sleep deprivation is associated with physical, psychological and social detriments
  2. The importance of sleep hygiene as a first step in the management of insomnia
  3. The fact that 25% of US adults report insufficient sleep at least 15 out of every 30 days.

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