Insomnia - Bruce Arroll

Date Published: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:00
Duration: 
21:20

Professor Bruce Arroll talks about managing insomnia in primary care. Bruce is a GP in South Auckland, director of the Goodfellow Unit and professor in general practice and primary care at the University of Auckland. 

  

Topics:

  • Defining insomnia 
  • Patient concerns and expectations
  • What triggers insomnia?
  • Sleep apnoea criteria
  • Managing patients with insomnia
  • Can cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) be useful?
  • Is there a danger of medicalising insomnia?
  • Thoughts on use of melatonin
  • Evidence base for supplementary therapies
  • Delayed sleep phase disorder/advanced sleep phase disorder
  • Periodic leg movement disorder (a parasomnia) and sleep clinics

 

Take home messages 

  • Use the sleep tools
  • Get a diagnosis
  • Treat these patients in primary care.

Clinician resources

Patient resources

  

Presenter

Prof. Bruce Arroll
General Practitioner

To contact Bruce Click here.

 

  

 

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