FP Essentials™

Sleep Disorders

Edition #460 | September 2017

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  • Recognize which patients are at risk for sleep-disordered breathing and obtain the appropriate type of sleep testing for them.
  • Advise patients about the advantages and disadvantages of the various options for managing obstructive sleep apnea, including positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices.
  • Apply the criteria from the International Classification of Sleep Disorders—Third Edition (ICSD-3), to diagnose chronic insomnia disorder.
  • Recommend cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and brief behavioral treatment for insomnia (BBTI) as first-line treatments for insomnia disorders.
  • Test for iron deficiency anemia in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and prescribe oral iron therapy when indicated.
  • Select and prescribe appropriate pharmacotherapy for patients with RLS.
  • Diagnose shift work sleep disorder and instruct patients about the risk of associated medical disorders and cognitive impairment.
  • Advise travelers about online calculators that can help them appropriately time their use of bright light and oral melatonin to minimize the effects of jet lag.
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September 2017


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