Blog posts with the tag "Sleep"

Staff Perspective: CDP's Virtual Sleep Museum

In this video blog, Dr. Timothy Rogers welcomes you to the Snoozeum, CDP’s virtual museum of sleep disorders. The Snoozeum is built in Second Life, a virtual world that allows for an immersive experience. Your avatar (the character that represents you virtually) can explore information and exhibits 24/7.

By the Numbers: 9 April 2018

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The percentage of the total number of motor vehicle accident injuries among active duty Service members (SM) between 2007-2016 in which the injured SM had a diagnosis of insomnia, according to an article in the December 2017 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Insomnia and Motor Vehicle Accident–Related Injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016.

Research Update: 5 April 2018

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This week's Research Update continues our April spotlight on sleep. Some of this week's topics include:
● Different polysomnographic patterns in military Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea in those with and without post-traumatic stress disorder.
● Comorbid insomnia symptoms predict lower 6-month adherence to CPAP in US Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea.
● Sleep Disturbance as a Predictor of Time to Drug and Alcohol Use Treatment in Primary Care.

Staff Perspective: Getting Trained in Sleep Disorder Assessment and Treatment

Timothy Rogers, Ph.D.

The lack of training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders is not uncommon amongst behavioral healthcare providers.  When I am conducting trainings for CDP, few attendees endorse receiving any formal training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders.   However, when asked about the patients that they work with, most attendees indicate the vast majority of their patients have sleep problems.  This critical knowledge gap between training and clinical needs of patients underscores the importance of training in the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders.  In particular, I want to highlight some key points I have taken from my training in this area and have found to be very helpful in my clinical practice, supervision and training.