Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

The Management of Sleep Disorders: What Happens When We Sleep


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments provided

Sleep is one of the three pillars of health, and a better understanding of the process of sleep will help to improve the quality of sleep, and encourage improved sleep habits. In addition there are many myths concerning sleep that interfere with good sleep practice. Recognising and treating sleep disorders will also be addressed.

• What is sleep? A look at the structure of sleep
• The importance of circadian rhythms
• Sleep and fatigue management
• Insomnia and the use of Cognitive Behavoural Therapy
• Other sleep disorders, especially snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Understand the process of sleep, and why we need to take it seriously
• Why our circadian rhythms are important
• Treatment of insomnia and other behavioural sleep disorders
• Treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Professional and Personal Development


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