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Date

2019

Abstract

Approximately 40 million Americans experience insomnia each year, defined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as unsatisfactory sleep that impacts daytime functioning. Sleep quality and duration affect daily functioning, quality of life, and overall health. Poor sleep quality/duration, increasing usage of technology before bedtime, and a growing reliance on medications for sleep have contributed to a nationally-recognized public health issue; The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has estimated annual costs of insomnia to be around $63.2 billion in worker productivity. Sleep hygiene is recommend by the American Academy of Family Physicians as a first-line approach to improving sleep. Patient education helps patients learn about healthy habits they can acquire for better sleep.

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UVM Family Medicine Hinesburg, Vermont

Keywords

sleep, sleep habits, sleep hygiene, sleep quality, sleep duration, insomnia, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care

A Better Night’s Sleep: Improving Sleep Without Medication Through Behavioral Modification

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