Provider Fact Sheets 2018-10-19T15:35:56+00:00

Provider Fact Sheets

It is important for all medical providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders. These Provider Fact Sheets were developed by sleep medicine professionals to equip primary care providers and colleagues in other specialties with key information regarding some of the most common sleep disorders:  obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Each fact sheet includes the following sections:  Quick Facts, Why It Matters, What You Can Do, Referring Guidelines, and Patient Information Websites.

Narcolepsy

Do you have patients whose chief complaint is excessive daytime sleepiness that leads to an irrepressible need to sleep? Consider narcolepsy as part of your differential diagnosis. This fact sheet provides information on a condition that affects 1 in 2000 people. View Narcolepsy Provider Fact Sheet.

Insomnia

Your patient complains, “I just can’t sleep!” This fact sheet includes information on insomnia and the factors that contribute to it. Learn why treatment is important and what you can do to help patients. View Insomnia Provider Fact Sheet.

Obesity and OSA

What is the link between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Learn how to initiate those tough discussions around weight as well as educate your patients about the health risks of OSA. View Obesity and OSA Provider Fact Sheet.

Restless Legs Syndrome

This fact sheet will help you determine if your patients might be at risk for restless legs syndrome (RLS). Discover the latest in treatment options and when to refer RLS patients to a sleep medicine specialist. View Restless Legs Syndrome Provider Fact Sheet.

Additional Learning

Improve your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep even further with An Introduction to Sleep Disorders. The textbook, available in both print and as an eBook, provides a broad overview of the complete range of sleep disorders seen in clinical practice. A list of important reference articles is included at the end of the textbook for those interested in reading more about a particular topic. Learn more and buy it today!