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Overcoming insomnia

Charles Gladwin looks at sleep disturbance and tiredness, and reviews current guidance on managing insomnia.

Goal

To review guidance on sleep and recommended approaches to managing insomnia.

Objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       what is considered an appropriate amount of sleep and how this changes with age;

·       sleep hygiene and factors which may result in poor sleep quality and possible consequences;

·       obstructive sleep apnoea risk factors and management;

·       the 2017 European guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia.

 

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