All I want for Christmas is a good night’s sleep.
With the festive season fast approaching, and the New Year traditionally being a time for new beginnings, sleep issue patients will be coming your way – in droves!
But can you help them? Or are you just going to grumble about self-presenting patients taking your time – and sell them an OTC ‘sleep aid’?
There is another way…
Their sleep issues may range perhaps from short-term insomnia due to family woes or isolation, to job insecurity or perhaps relationship difficulties because:
“OMG! their snoring is driving me mad”.
And mixed in are some problematic and prevalent sleep disorders that may be missed for DECADES.
Every day this week, I will post about the typical sleep disorders you already encounter in Community Pharmacy. It’s not going to be a MasterClass, and I fully recognise that it will leave gaps in your knowledge.
In fact, that’s the plan.
Yes, I want you to be hungry for more – intrigued.
I want you to realise that while sleep is something we ALL do, the typical healthcare professional knows little about (unless they’ve completed CPD courses). Don’t get defensive – but be ready to embrace change. That’s all I ask.
So, there’s no ‘pointy finger’ here.