How pharmacists can help stem insomnia — a growing public health issue

4 septembre 2020

Sheilamary Koch, 3 septembre 2020

(…) Unfortunately, individuals who develop sleep disturbances during COVID-19 may be at greater risk for long-term adverse outcomes, explain Canadian researchers in Sleep Medicine. They fear that insomnia and nightmares may persist well after the pandemic and note that such problems are often precursors of psychiatric disorders.

The high rates of acute insomnia associated with this pandemic, and the evidence that acute insomnia often turns into chronic insomnia, calls for concerted public health interventions notes Julie Carrier, a psychology professor at the University of Montreal and the scientific director of Sleep On It, a national campaign in Canada. (Extrait)

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