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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders

This module covers:

 

● What constitutes normal sleep and the main types of insomnia

● The impact of inadequate sleep on health and wellbeing

● Causes of sleep problems

● Sleep hygiene

● Advice and information pharmacists can offer about sleep problems

 

Download this module - this also includes the 5 minute test - here

 

Difficulty sleeping is common in women, children and those aged over 65. About 30 per cent of adults have sleep problems and around half of older people report insomnia.

 

How we sleep has a huge impact on our lives. We function less well when we do not get enough quality sleep and our long-term health can suffer. By knowing what normal sleep patterns are and being familiar with common sleep problems, pharmacists can help patients enjoy quality sleep

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