Benefits for patients & practitioners

Sleep management benefits

  • Better sleep
  • Improved functioning and QOL
  • Benefit to/prevention of co-morbidities
  • Patient satisfaction and empowerment
  • Clinician skill and confidence

Better management of insomnia and sleep problems has a range of benefits for patients but also clinicians.
Better management of insomnia improves patients’ quantity and quality of sleep but also leads to improved daytime functioning and better quality of life.
Patients with insomnia related to comorbid medical, psychiatric or other problems also benefit from better sleep management.
Better assessment and non-pharmacological management of sleep problems empowers patients and improves patient satisfaction with treatment.
Clinicians who have introduced these techniques into their clinical practice feel more knowledgeable and skilled and are more confident in their treatment of insomnia.

References

Culpepper L. Secondary insomnia in the primary care setting: review of diagnosis, treatment, and management. Curr Med ResOpin 2006:22: 1257-1268.
Smith MT et al. Cognitive behavior therapy for chronic insomnia occurring within the context of medical and psychiatric disorders. Clin Psychol Rev 2005:25: 559-592.