Sleep Medicine for Non-Specialists

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Full Course:  14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 10/01/22)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  This activity is designed for internists, family physicians, general psychiatrists, and general neurologists interested in sleep medicine.

Explore Key Topics
This CME course is an evidence-based look at sleep disorders, their underlying causes, and the most appropriate therapies. Sleep Medicine for Non-Specialists covers topics such as sleep-wake disorders, apnea, insufficient sleep linked to chronic conditions or diseases, pharmacologic and behavioral therapies, and more. It will help you to:
  • Identify differences between obstructive and central sleep apnea
  • Explain characteristics of REM sleep disorder and non-REM parasomnias
  • Summarize sleep disturbances found in medical and psychiatric disorders
  • Address sleep disruption found in women and older patients
This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

Series 1 (SMNS1)

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

Full Course:
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Available in Interactive format.
Only Available Option: Full

Course Topics

Current Pharmacological Strategies for the Treatment of Insomnia

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Restless Legs Syndrome: Progress and Pitfalls

Parasomnias: Non-REM Parasomnias

Parasomnia: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Presentation and Therapy

Central Sleep Apnea

Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dental Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Causes of Hypersomnia and Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Sleep Physiology

Sleep Disturbances in Medical Disorders

Sleep Disturbances in Psychiatric Disorders

Sleep and Sleep Disturbances in the Older Patient

Sleep Disturbances in Women

Insomnia: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe reasons to use pharmacologic or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Discuss the various movement disorders in sleep
  • Recognize the differences between obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea
  • Explain the characteristics of REM sleep behavior disorder and non-REM parasomnias
  • Compare surgical and non-surgical therapies for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Summarize sleep disturbances found in medical disorders and in psychiatric disorders
  • List sleep disturbances unique to women



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for up to 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Enduring Material activity, Sleep Medicine for Non-Specialists, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 10/01/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Date of Original Release: October 1, 2019
Date of Credit Termination: October 1, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 14 hours
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Additional Information


Expand Your Skills

This learn-at-your-own-pace course in sleep medicine provides a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 14 ABIM MOC points. Available online, it provides access to unbiased, clinically based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.


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