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Insomnia and sleep problems

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module is about insomnia and sleep problems and their treatments.

Everyone will experience the odd restless night, but if they are a regular occurrence, the effect of this lack of sleep can take its toll on the body and a person’s daily life. This module looks at the possible causes of sleep problems as well as the treatments and sleep hygiene advice that can help customers.

Learning objectives

  • Have a general understanding of the sleep cycle
  • Be familiar with the common causes of insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Understand what is meant by ‘sleep hygiene’ and be able to offer advice to customers
  • Be able to explain how OTC medication can help relieve temporary sleep disturbances.
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