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    Sleep Disorders in Adults

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on sleep disorders in adults and related issues, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, night sweats, nocturnal leg cramps, obstructive sleep apnea, pharmacologic treatment options for insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Categories
    General
    Sep 15, 2021 Melatonin to Treat Insomnia in Older Adults [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Overview
    Apr 15, 2022 Common Sleep Disorders in Adults: Diagnosis and Management
    Jan 15, 2022 Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 15, 2012 Nocturnal Leg Cramps   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2009 Excessive Daytime Sleepiness   Alg
    Treatment
    Feb 15, 2024 Insomnia: Advancements and Limitations of Current Management Strategies [Editorials]   FREE
    Jan 15, 2022 Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine [Practice Guidelines]

    Specific Treatments

    Dec 15, 2023 Does Magnesium Supplementation Treat Nocturnal Leg Cramps? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    May 15, 2023 Insomnia Therapy: Listening to Music [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Feb 15, 2023 Is Trazodone Effective and Safe for Treating Insomnia? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Dec 15, 2022 Surgical Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Updated Guidelines From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Oct 15, 2021 Interventions to Improve Use of CPAP Machines in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    May 01, 2021 Positional Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Feb 15, 2021 Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for the Treatment of Insomnia [STEPS]
    Jan 01, 2020 Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 15, 2016 Suvorexant (Belsomra) for Insomnia [STEPS]
    Nov 01, 2011 Antidepressants for the Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Aug 15, 2011 Doxepin (Silenor) for Insomnia [STEPS]
    Apr 15, 2006 Ramelteon (Rozerem) for Insomnia [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2006 Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 15, 2005 Eszopiclone (Lunesta) for Treatment of Transient and Chronic Insomnia [STEPS]
    Apr 15, 2003 Valerian

    Overviews

    Feb 15, 2024 Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults   CME   Alg
    Apr 01, 2021 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines from the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 01, 2019 Deprescribing Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists for Insomnia in Adults [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    Sep 15, 2018 Deprescribing Antipsychotics for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Insomnia [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 01, 2018 Management of Insomnia Disorder in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    May 15, 2017 Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults: ACP Guideline [Practice Guidelines]   Tool
    Sep 01, 2016 Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults   PtEd
    Jul 01, 2014 ACP Releases Guideline on the Management of OSA [Practice Guidelines]
    Feb 15, 2013 AASM Updates Treatment Guidelines for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder [Practice Guidelines]
    Feb 15, 2013 Primary Insomnia in Older Persons [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Jan 15, 2010 Sleep Apnea [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention
    Mar 15, 2023 Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Mar 15, 2023 Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Oct 01, 2020 Persistent Night Sweats: Diagnostic Evaluation   Alg   DDx
    Nov 15, 2017 Home Sleep Testing for Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    May 01, 2011 Clinical Indicators of Obstructive Sleep Apnea [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Jun 15, 2017 Paradoxical Insomnia: Misperception of Sleep Can Be a Tormenting Experience [Close-ups]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Sep 01, 2016 How to Recognize OSA and What It Means for Your Health [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2012 Nocturnal Leg Cramps   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2012 Nocturnal Leg Cramps [Information from Your Family Doctor]   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2009 Help with Chronic Insomnia [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Restless Legs Syndrome: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2005 Sleep Changes in Older Adults [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Feb 01, 2004 CPAP for Sleep Apnea [Information from Your Family Doctor]

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