Women's Health: Insomnia

Discusses the physiology of sleep. Describes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.

Hour 1

  1.    The Cycle of Sleep States
  2.    Non-REM
  3.    REM
  4.    What Is Insomnia?


Hour 2

  1.    Causes of Short-Term or Transient Insomnia
  2.    Causes of Chronic Insomnia
  3.    Psychophysiological Insomnia after short term insomnia
  4.    Medical Conditions and Treatments
  5.    Emotional Disorders
  6.    Alcohol Overuse
  7.    Shift Work
  8.     Brain Chemicals


Hour 3

  1.    Behavioral and Other Non-Drug Treatments
  2.    Drug Treatment for Insomnia
  3.    Non-Prescription Drugs
  4.    Prescription Hypnotics: Benzodiazepines
  5.    Short-Acting Non-Benzodiazepine Hypnotics
  6.    Conclusion


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the physiology of sleep.
  2. Describe healthy sleep patterns.
  3. Identify the different types of insomnia.
  4. Discuss women’s sleep problems across their life cycle.
  5. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.
Products specifications
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
More Information About This Course: Womens Health: Insomnia accreditation
# of Pages 43
Contact Hours: 3
NCBTMB Contact Hours 3 (Not Approved for NY)
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