Sleep Concerns

  • Perform a patient-centred interview focused on sleep concerns that helps define the clinical presentation of the condition and establish a differential diagnosis
  • Understand the non-pharmacologic management strategies and be able to review the roles and precautions of pharmacologic management options
  • Discuss a plan for good sleep hygiene with the patient
  • Identify the most common associated comorbidities of untreated obstructive sleep apnea

Core Resources


Bowry A, Iglar, K. Insomnia One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2010. Available at: Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Management of Chronic Insomnia Tool

Centre for Effective Practice. Management of Chronic Insomnia: Ontario. Toronto: Centre for Effective Practice.

OSA in Primary Care

Pagel JF. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in primary care: Evidence-based practice. J Am Board Fam Med. 2007;20(4):392-398. doi: 20/4/392 [pii].