Better Sleep Education for Providers to Maximize Patient Mental and Physical Health


There is no cost to participate. The estimated time to complete this course is 30 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a passing score of 75%.

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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

Educational Need

Contrary to constitutional diagnostic and treatment lineage for insomnia and sleep deprivation, there are still considerable gaps in positive treatment outcomes and overall patient satisfaction. Despite insomnia affecting roughly 30% of the adult population, studies highlight patients going unnoticed with their sleep issues in the healthcare system. This is partly a consequence of primary care clinicians often lacking the ability to screen, assess, and treat insomnia. This gap can lead to many acute and chronic consequences that come with sleep deprivation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Comprehend the clinical challenge of insomnia.
  2. Review how we manufacture sleep.
  3. Contrast why we sleep and why we cannot.
  4. Recognize the consequences of sleep deprivation both acutely and chronically.
  5. Acknowledge the role of sleep hygiene and the circadian rhythm.
  6. Learn the role of treatment and limitations for insomnia and sleep deprivation.
  7. Differentiate how to survey for poor sleep (what can we learn as providers).
  8. Summarize how to encourage change for patients (what we can do as providers).


Derrick Beckman
Physician Assistant Student, Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Laura Delaney, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program, Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences

Ms. Delaney has reviewed the slides for completeness, clinical accuracy, and recommended action. 

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Recording date: May 30, 2024
Date of original release: May 30, 2024
Most recent review/update: May 30, 2024
Termination date: May 29, 2026

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This activity is designated for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The activity director is responsible for determining educational content and selecting speakers. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Derrick Beckman - Speaker
  • Laura Delaney, M.P.A.S., PA-C - Faculty Advisor and Content Reviewer


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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