New Insights Into Sleep-Wake System Neurobiology and Pathophysiology of Insomnia (I of II)– Insomnia can affect many aspects of an individual’s life: impairing concentration and memory, increasing the risk of incident depression or recurrence of a depressive episode, diminishing a patient’s ability to enjoy family and social relationships, and increasing the risks of falls and motor vehicle accidents.
Clinical research provides evidence that insomnia is a disorder of hyperarousal demonstrated by a number of physiologic measures, such as increased heart rate.1 It is hypothesized that hyperarousal may occur in association with a shift in the balance between systems that promote sleep and those that promote wakefulness.
-This neuroscienceCME Clinical Navigator is the first of a two-part series, and will describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system so that clinicians understand more about the role of neurotransmitters, including orexin, and the nature of how the hyperarousal state may lead to insomnia.
Describe the neurobiology of the sleep-wake system, including the role of neurotransmitters and the nature of the hyperarousal state.
1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs
This course also provides Free CME for Physicians
Supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.