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Evolution in Understanding Insomnia

Evolution in Understanding Insomnia



Time to Complete

1 hour


June 1, 2018


June 1, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / AANP Contact Hour

Accredited Providers

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Commercial Supporter

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from Philips Respironics.

Program Description

Sleep is essential for healthy brain function and physical health, whereas sleep deprivation adversely affects physiological functions including those of the CNS, Immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Cardiovascular, and Endocrine systems.

Sleep regulation consists of two main processes: the sleep dependent process and sleep independent process.

  1. 1. The sleep dependent process characterizes sleep need, which builds up during wakefulness and dissipates during sleep.
  2. 2. The sleep independent process is governed by the circadian rhythm.

Studies have shown that many of the beneficial effects of sleep on the restoration of brain function are thought to be mediated primarily by slow waves in Non-REM sleep. Additionally, slow wave sleep has been shown to play a pivotal role in the optimization of memory consolidation. Various pharmacological and peripheral (electric/magnetic/sensory) stimulation methods have been proposed to enhance slow waves.

The purpose of this activity is to examine the enhancement of slow wave sleep, and the effect this may have on brain health and improved memory consolidation. This 1.00 hour academic presentation relates specifically to “Evolution in Understanding Insomnia.”

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients described as short-sleepers. This especially applies to the following clinical fields: Primary Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing and Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the signs and symptoms of insomnia disorders.
  • Discuss the morbidity associated with insomnia.
  • Explain the relationship between insomnia and psychiatric disorders.
  • Evaluate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to insomnia.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policies

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


Faculty Presenter
Thomas Roth, PhD

Chief, Division Head
Sleep Disorders and Research Center
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Dr. Roth discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Merck, Avadel SEQ, Novartis, Jazz, Pfizer, GSK, Pernix
Speaker’s Bureau: Merck

Contributing Faculty
Eve Van Cauter, PhD

Professor; Department of Medicine
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dr. Cauter discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Philips Respironics

Shari Rogers, MSN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Fayette Specialty Associates
Uniontown, PA

Ms. Rogers has nothing to disclose.

Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Strollo discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Inspire Medical Systems, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, ResMed, Philips Respironics, Emmi, Itamar Medical, NFL, Belluscura
Grant/Research Support: Inspire Medical Systems, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, PinMed
Honoraria: Medscape

Terri Weaver, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Dr. Weaver discloses the following:
FOSQ Instrument Licensing Agreement: Philips Respironics, Nyxoah, ResMed, ImThera Medical, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Bayer AG, NightBalance

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Chief of Sleep Medicine/Dept. of Neurology
Prof. of Neurology (Sleep Medicine)
Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience
Chicago, IL

Dr. Zee discloses the following:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Sanofi, Eisai, Merck, Philips, Harmony Biosciences
Grant/Research Support: Grants to Northwestern Univ: Jazz, Eisai, Philips, and Technogel
Stock Shareholder: Teva

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Global Education Group
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN
, has nothing to disclose.
Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Kristin Delisi, NP, has nothing to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.

AANP Provider Number 1561024.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) of continuing education which includes 0.00 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #: 2676E

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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