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Efficacy of Melatonin With Behavioural Sleep- Wake Scheduling for Delayed Sleep-wake Phase Disorder: A Double-blind, Randomised Clinical Trial

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.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Tracey L. Sletten, PhD
Dr. Sletten works at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, Victoria, Australia. Her current research focus is in the role of sleep and the circadian system on waking function. She has published her work in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Michelle Magee, PhD
Dr Michelle Magee is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Neuroscience of Speech, at The University of Melbourne. She was awarded her PhD at University of Melbourne in 2012 and transitioned into assessing sleep and circadian regulation in alertness state, where she was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity in 2015. She has had her work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Jade M. Murray
Jade Murray is a research fellow at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, Victoria, Australia. She has had multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapist, psychologists and social worker with patients that have insomnia. This material is appropriate for all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the different sleep disorders
  2. Identify melatonin as a viable treatment
  3. Explain dosing options for patients

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Course Number 102420
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