Insomnia: Updates from SLEEP 2022, (the 36th annual meeting of the APSS)

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Activity Description / Statement of Need:

In this online, self-learning activity:

Insomnia is characterized 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 the most common general complaint in medical practice, and it is designated 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: one-third of the adult population reports having been affected by at least one symptom of insomnia. Several factors may contribute to the condition. Poor sleep may develop spontaneously, be influenced by genetics, occur in response to stress or other psychological triggers, arise due to endogenous neurochemical dysregulation, or a combination of any of those factors. Insomnia puts patients at a higher risk of developing mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, and cardiovascular disease. The condition is liable for patients spending $2,000 per year and the U.S. $63 billion annually, encompassing the cost of reduced productivity – including absences, work-related accidents, and health care resources.

Target Audience:

The following HCPs: neurologists, psychiatrists, sleep medicine specialists, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, 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 chronic insomnia.

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