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Sleep Disorders Part II: Adults

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Every person requires sleep as a normal part of daily activity and for continued health and stability. Almost everyone experiences disrupted sleep at one time or another. There may be some nights when sleep is hard to get, while on other nights, sleep cannot come soon enough. For a percentage of the population, sleep is continuously disrupted as a result of sleep disorders. These conditions impact the ability to achieve good, quality sleep and lead to chronic sleep deprivation, exhaustion, and possibly long-term health consequences.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe normal sleep cycles
  • Explain circadian rhythms
  • List common limb-related sleep disorders
  • Describe common surgical treatment options for sleep disorders

Course Syllabus

I. Introduction

II. Normal Sleep Patterns


2. REM

III. Common Sleep Disorders

1. Breathing Disorders

2. Insomnia

3. Circadian Rhythm Disorders

4. Limb Disorders

IV. Nighttime Sleep Behaviors

1. Hypersomnias

2. Sleepwalking

3. Confusional Arousals

4. REM Behavior Disorder

V. Sleep Disorders Secondary To Illness/Injury

1. Injury and Chronic Pain

2. Obesity

3. Mental Illness

4. Heart Disease

VI. Sleep Tests

1. Polysomnography

2. Maintenance of Wakefulness

3. Multiple Sleep Latency Test

4. Actigraphy

5. Imaging and Laboratory Tests

VII. Treatments For Sleep Disorders

1. Behavioral Modifications

2. CPAP and BiPAP

3. Medications

4. Surgical Treatment

VIII. Summary

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