Recent data indicates that chronic insomnia emerges when wake-promoting signaling override sleep-promoting signaling in the brain. The talk will review some recent changes in how we think about the etiology of insomnia and new approaches in management. The talk will highlight comorbid conditions, using specific cases and video demonstration to review the spectrum of clinic presentations. Clinical pearls will be provided to help you improve recognition, evaluation, and multidisciplinary management options available for your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and describe the diagnostic criteria for insomnia
  • Review the epidemiology and consequences of insomnia
  • Identify recent data suggesting that insomnia is a disorder of hyperarousal
  • Describe treatment considerations for insomnia