Welcome to the REST multimedia e-learning package. This package has been created to help clinicians understand the effects of insomnia and to address these to help manage insomnia and sleep problems better including videos of GPs consulting for sleep problems.
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Insomnia is common and affects up to a third of adults in the United Kingdom in any one year.
Insomnia or insomnia disorder is dissatisfaction with the quantity or quality of sleep expressed by the patient or by a caregiver or family in the case of children or elderly.
Insomnia may be primary (so called psychophysiologic) or comorbid when it is associated with medical, psychiatric or other disorders.
The definition of insomnia is currently being updated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) version 5.
The objectives of this e-learning package are: