Insomnia, sleeplessness and melatonin

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Patients with insomnia may experience higher blood pressure, metabolic rate and cortisol levels, and an increased risk of falls and injuries, impairing the patients quality of life

Learning objectives

  • An understanding of healthy sleep architecture and the adverse effects of disrupted sleep
  • Knowledge of the risk factors for insomnia and its associations with major comorbidities
  • Insights into the risks and benefits of different pharmacological approaches to the management of insomnia
  • An understanding of the advantages of using exogenous melatonin for the treatment of insomnia.

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