Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Initial Post

In a Word document, respond (agree or disagree) to each of the following statements succinctly, but with detail.

· Sleep disorders come in two kinds, one related to sleep apnea and the other related to the failure to stay awake due to stress.

· The use of over-the-counter sleep aids should be encouraged over prescription sleep aids as they are safer and are not habit forming.

· Menopause has no impact on insomnia.

· As a backup to over-the-counter sleep aids, benzodiazepines are most useful and first line.

· Discuss best practice for insomnia assessment.

Use the appropriate APA formatting as listed in the syllabus.

Learning Materials



· Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan and Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 16 Normal Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders


· Rhodes, J., & Murphy, P. J. M. (Eds.) (2015).  Clinical consult to psychiatric nursing for advanced practice . New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

· Tusaie, K. R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (Eds.) (2013).  Advanced practice psychiatric nursing: Integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative approaches . New York, NY: Springer Publishing.