Efficacy of melatonin with behavioural sleep- wake scheduling for delayed sleep-wake phase disorder: A double-blind, randomised clinical trial

About the Course:

Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD) is characterised by sleep initiation insomnia when attempting sleep at conventional times and difficulty waking at the required time for daytime commitments. Although there are published therapeutic guidelines for the administration of melatonin for DSWPD, to our knowledge, randomised controlled trials are lacking. This trial tested the efficacy of 0.5 mg melatonin, combined with behavioural sleep- wake scheduling, for improving sleep initiation in clinically diagnosed DSWPD patients with a delayed endogenous melatonin rhythm relative to patient-desired (or -required) bedtime (DBT).

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Authors

Tracey L. Sletten

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, Victoria, Australia

Michelle Magee

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, Victoria, Australia

Jade M. Murray

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, Victoria, Australia

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapist, psychologists and social worker with patients that have insomnia. This material is appropriate for all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the different sleep disorders

  2. Identify melatonin as a viable treatment

  3. Explain dosing options for patients

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Course Number 102420
1.5 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46
4.7 out of 5
4 members have taken this course