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.
- sleep disorders
- treatment options
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing