Disorders of Sleep

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  • Disorders of sleep
    • Insomnia
      • Secondary Insomnia
        • Maybe a symptom of an underlying medical cause
      • Primary Insomnia
        • Occurs on it's own. Not related to medical conditions
      • Diagnosis of insomnia has implications to treatment as if it's secondary you want to treat the CAUSE.
      • research in this area is complicated as more than one factors are likely to be contributing and research cannot isolate it completely.
      • Insomnia can lead to the immune system underfunctioning studies have shown..
      • Patients with insomnia showed problems with ceoncentraton, memory and problem solving COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
        • These can increase the likelihood of accidents. Studies show that sleep deprivation is the same as alcohol consumption.


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