Author in the Room: Insomnia

 March 2013 Author in the Room® Teleconference


Author: Daniel J. Buysse, MD


Article: Insomnia


Summary Points:

  • 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.




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