“A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression that threaten our nation’s health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to motor vehicle crashes and mistakes at work, which cause a lot of injury and disability each year. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury—it is something people need for good health. Sleep disorders can also increase a person’s risk of health problems.”
Insomnia is the inability to obtain an adequate amount or quality of sleep. The difficulty can be in falling asleep, remaining asleep, or both. Short-term, or transient, insomnia is a common occurrence and usually lasts only a few days. This is usually caused by a change in bedtime, stress, or short-term illness.
Long-term or chronic insomnia lasts more than three weeks and increases the risk for injuries in the home, at the workplace, and while driving because of daytime sleepiness and decreased concentration. Chronic insomnia has many causes. This course is intended to educate on these causes. Solutions and the role of gut health in sleep will be explored.
Upon completion the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: What is Quality Sleep?
Chapter 2: What Happens When We Fall Asleep?
Chapter 3: Melatonin/Serotonin Link
Chapter 4: Circadian Rhythms
Chapter 5: Circadian Clock Gene Deregulation
Chapter 6: Factors That Affect Sleep
Chapter 7: Sleep Hacks
Chapter 8: References
Brooke Lounsbury, RN, has over 26 years of experience as a nurse. Her primary field was in Home Health and Hospice until leaving mainstream nursing in 2008 to teach holistic health classes devoted to helping people empower themselves through education, public speaking engagements, classes, and coaching -online and in person. Topics include digestive health, fermentation, sleep hygiene, and the effects of our technology (computers, wifi, cellphones, etc) on our health and traveled to Austria to receive further training and is an EMF consultant and home assessment mitigation expert.
Her latest project is her "Intro to Writing CE", a course to empower nurses on how to write a continuing education course!
She is available for writing course consultations, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.