Primary care management of insomnia

The primary care session from Sleep Week featured a focus on insomnia in primary care settings. Christina Sandlund from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet discussws implementing CBT-I as group treatment led by nurses in seven primary health centres in Stockholm. The effects of treatment were evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. Focus group interviews to explore patient's experiences of the treatment were also conducted as part of the project.

Claire Ellender leads a 20-minute care-based discussion of insomnia pharmacotherapy in the management of chronic insomnia.


  • Nurse-led CBT-I treatment in Stockholm - Christina Sandlund
  • Care-based discussion of insomnia pharmacotherapy - Claire Ellender
  • Systematic review and IPD meta-analysis of randomised trials comparing primary care vs specialised sleep centre management of obstructive sleep apnoea - Emer Van Ryswyk
  • Is cumulative time of oxygen desaturation a better predictor of cardiovascular mortality than Apnoea Hypopnoea Index? - Nadi Sadr
  • Sleep health with ageing: interviews exploring the experiences, attitudes and behaviours of older people living in Aotearoa - Rosemary Gibson
  • Prevalence of cognitive impairment in patients undergoing evaluation for obstructive sleep apnoea in an Australian population - Asha Bonney

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