CME: Updates in the management of insomnia: therapeutic updates and optimizing treatment

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Insomnia is defined by the dissatisfaction of sleep quality or quantity characterized by having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking too early, or a combination of these. It is defined as chronic if the condition persists for three months, despite the opportunity for sleep or eradication of external stimulus. Insomnia affects people of all ages, though the likelihood of developing insomnia increases with age: reporting one-third of the adult population having been affected by at least one symptom of insomnia.

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of insomnia such that it might inform treatment mechanisms
  • Identify the currently available and emerging pharmacotherapeutic treatments for management of insomnia and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
  • Evaluate a treatment plan for a specific patient with insomnia to optimize safety and efficacy, suggesting modifications for improvement
  • Describe barriers to care associated with treating patients with insomnia

Target Audience: The following HCPs: neurologists, psychiatrists, sleep medicine specialists, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in the aforementioned areas of specialty; and those who otherwise have an interest in or commonly care for or clinically encounter patients with insomnia.

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