March 2013 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: Daniel J. Buysse, MD
- Insomnia is a frequent co-morbid condition.
- It increases costs and worsens outcomes.
- Insomnia is a chronic condition for which we have effective and widely-available acute treatments (medication); and effective, but hard-to-find long-term treatments (behavioral).
- Treatment modalities need to consider other health professionals such as nurses, physician assistants, and behavioral health managers to assess the effects of smoking, obesity, diet, exercise, sleep/insomnia.