U.S. lacks adequate capacity to treat people with sleep disorders, IOM reports

May 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2006, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p74
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The article focuses on a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies that too few scientists study sleep disorders and too few health professionals are trained to diagnose and treat sleep problems. It suggests enhancing the training of health providers in sleep medicine to improve diagnosis and care. It found that sleep loss has increased in the U.S. due in part to longer workdays and more time spent using computers and watching television. It recommends the launch of a national public education campaign to promote better sleep habits and improve health.


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