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Date

2018

Abstract

About one third of adults in the U.S. get insufficient sleep, defined as less than 7 hours of sleep per 24 hour period, with similar statistics in Chittenden County, Vermont. Poor sleep/insomnia is a common complaint of patients visiting their primary care providers, and has many important consequences for physical and mental health. While sedative hypnotic medications and over the counter sleep aids are commonly used, they have many important side effects. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which includes sleep hygiene techniques, is recommended as an effective, first line nonpharmacologic intervention for chronic insomnia. This project sought to create an educational patient handout to promote sleep hygiene techniques, a behavioral intervention aimed to improve sleep in the patient population at Hinesburg, VT.

Clinical Site

Hinesburg Family Practice

Keywords

Sleep hygiene, insomnia, behavioral intervention, Vermont

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Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care

Improving Sleep: Promoting Sleep Hygiene Techniques

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