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Time demands may make it easier to give a patient a sleep aid the first time they ask, but it isn't always the best practice.
Evaluation and management of chronic insomnia, the most prevalent sleep disorder, may require behavioral as well as pharmacologic therapies.
Sleep Information Center
As people around the world face prolonged periods of confinement to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels may disrupt sleep patterns and worsen overall mental health.
Around 60% of women are tired during the day. A presenter at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA Meeting spoke about the causes and offered clinicians tips for treating patients with sleep disorders.
Insomnia affects the mind as well as the body. Treatment should combine psychological intervention, behavioral change, and possibly drug therapy.
Persistent sleeplessness stems from a variety of factors, all of which should be addressed if a treatment plan is to succeed long-term. While many patients (10%-40% of the population) complain about insomnia, few actually seek help. In a recent survey, almost 30% of respondents complained about symptoms of insomnia, yet only 13% discussed them with…
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Delayed sleep phase syndrome shifts circadian rhythms and sleep and wake times, making it more difficult for teens to get up early.
After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off under the FMLA.
Neurology Information Center
Late chronotype and daytime sleepiness are associated with unhealthy life habits, including consumption of alcohol and caffeinated beverages and smoking high school students.
Sleep position may be additional risk for late-pregnancy stillbirth in already compromised fetus.