UpToDate adds sleep medicine
UpToDate, a clinical decision support resource published by Wolters Kluwer, has added sleep medicine as its 24th medical specialty. More than 80 sleep medicine specialists contributed to the content, which is a significant expansion of the core sleep topics in previous versions.
The new section includes clinical guidelines on 90 sleep-related topics, including the latest advancements in research on circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-related breathing issues, insomnia and sleep restlessness. Clinicians can access the diagnostic information, treatment protocols and peer-reviewed recommendations online or via mobile app.
Most older adults experience natural shifts in circadian rhythms that affect sleeping patterns, but many seniors also experience sleeping problems because of other illnesses and medications, notes the National Sleep Foundation.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.