Sleep Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Parasomnias

1.25 hours

Sleep Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Parasomnias

What You'll Learn

  • How to diagnose the various REM and non-REM parasomnias
  • Pathophysiology of parasomnias
  • Recommending effective behavioral and naturopathic treatments

Description

Some of the most interesting sleep disorders are classed as parasomnias (para = abnormal + somnia = sleep). Parasomnias, in some ways, are a mixed state with simultaneous features of both wake and sleep. In this mixed state people can do very complex behaviors. A wide range of parasomnias are experienced throughout the lifespan. 

In this course, sleep expert Dr. Catherine Darley will teach you all you need to know  about both non-REM and REM parasomnias. Non-REM parasomnias – common in early childhood – include sleep terrors, nightmare disorder, and confusional arousals. She explains in detail how to differentiate these from each other. Older children for instance are more likely to sleep walk and women are more prone to sleep-related eating disorder and exploding head syndrome, while REM behavior disorder is more common in men.

Dr. Darley will discuss their clinical presentation, mechanisms, predisposing factors and treatment approaches.

Course Content

  • Sleepwalking, Sleep Terrors and Sleep Related Eating 33min
  • Nightmares and REM Behavior Disorders 17min
  • Other Parasomnias 13min

Instructor

Dr. Darley is a national speaker and consultant with over 25 years of experience in sleep health. She translates her clinical experience with individuals, and teaching background, into effective solutions for corporations to improve performance, health and safety. Her expertise lies in training high risk occupational groups, such as First Responders, who face high performance demands while providing 24/7 services with inherent safety risks.

Dr. Darley has a dynamic and interactive style that emphasizes motivating participants to take charge of their sleep and health. She is adept at answering questions and giving attendees the real-life solutions and strategies needed to implement improvements. Dr. Darley’s interest in founding Naturopathic Sleep Medicine arises from the belief that since sleep is so basic and essential to health, it makes sense to use the most natural, least invasive therapies to help people obtain the sleep they need.

Dr. Darley is a pioneering internationally recognized expert in the use of natural, behavioral and lifestyle medicine for the treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Darley founded the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine to fill the need for natural, less invasive solutions to a common problem–poor sleep.

The Institute teaches sleep health to employees at corporations and agencies, offers online sleep courses, and provides patient care based on natural treatments. “My philosophy is that sleep is essential to our health and wellbeing. Every person deserves a good night’s rest.” Naturopathic Sleep Medicine is a developing field of medicine which is distinct from that provided at allopathic sleep centers. Naturopathic Sleep Medicine joins together the knowledge of physiological sleep processes with the treatment principles of naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Darley is playing an active part in the development of the field of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine through her original research on naturopathic treatments for sleep and specialist training for other doctors. You can find her on social media and substack (@skilledsleeper) or visit her website (https://www.skilledsleeper.com) for more information.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    0.625 CEU total (up to 0.625 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1 credit Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    0.625 CPD total (up to 0.625 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    1.25 CMEs total (up to 1.25 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    1.25 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1.25 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    1.25 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    1.25 CEs total (up to 1.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    1.25 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    1.25 contact hours total (up to 1.25 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    1.25 credits total (up to 1.25 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    1.25 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    1.25 CEs total (up to 1.25 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    1.25 hours total (up to 1.25 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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