Insomnia is a common complaint in corrections and a core symptom of many psychiatric disorders. It puts patients at increased risk for developing anxiety, depression, psychosis, violence, and even suicide. This session will describe the classic sleep model, the most common sleep disorders, the unique challenges in treating insomnia in corrections, and the risks of not treating acute and chronic insomnia. Attendees will gain a tool box of treatment options for our unique environment.
Identify two reasons why it is important to treat sleep disturbances
Name five unique challenges with treating sleep disturbances in the correctional setting
Discuss three behavioral and two pharmacologic options for treating insomnia in a jail or prison