Options for Veterans Experiencing Sleep Impairment

Wanda Hilliard, Margit B. Gerardi, Rosalinda R. Jimenez

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of methods to evaluate and manage sleep disorders in veterans, in particular, chronic insomnia. Treatment of sleep disorders may present a challenge for nurse practitioners (NPs) caring for veterans. Evidence-based guidance for pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and some alternative and complementary modalities have shown efficacy in managing sleep disorders. It is suggested NPs consider utilize the Department of Veteran Affairs patient-centered care clinical practice protocols with consideration of a patient-centered approach when evaluating patients and determining modalities for treatment of sleep disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-539
Number of pages4
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • insomnia
  • sleep disorders
  • treatment options
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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