Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102420
About the Course:
Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD) is characterised by sleep initiation insomnia when attempting sleep at conventional times and difficulty waking at the required time for daytime commitments. Although there are published therapeutic guidelines for the administration of melatonin for DSWPD, to our knowledge, randomised controlled trials are lacking. This trial tested the efficacy of 0.5 mg melatonin, combined with behavioural sleep- wake scheduling, for improving sleep initiation in clinically diagnosed DSWPD patients with a delayed endogenous melatonin rhythm relative to patient-desired (or -required) bedtime (DBT).
This course is based on the article, Efficacy of melatonin with behavioural sleep- wake scheduling for delayed sleep-wake phase disorder: A double-blind, randomised clinical trial created by Tracey L. Sletten, PhD, et al. in 2018.
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Counselors, marriage and family therapist, psychologists and social worker with patients that have insomnia. This material is appropriate for all knowledge levels.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the different sleep disorders
- Identify melatonin as a viable treatment
- Explain dosing options for patients
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