Past Free Webcast – The Impact of Sleep Disorders: Changes in Sleep Patterns as We Age – November 19 at noon

Earn 1.00 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

By: Mark Freiberg, MD, Allina Health

Handout – Impact of Sleep Disorders 11.19.20

Sleep disorders are a common problem for people of all ages. Older individuals or those living with chronic conditions can be especially at risk. Often the first things that come to mind when thinking about problems with sleep are trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. However, sleep disorders also include issues such as sleeping too much, falling asleep at the wrong times, or behaving abnormally while asleep. Any of these can have an impact on an individual’s health, sense of well-being and quality of life. This session will review the normal changes that occur in sleep as people age and characteristics of changes in sleep patterns that suggest and underlying sleep disorder.

Objectives – as a result of this educational session the listener will be able to:

  • Describe basic changes in sleep that are common with aging
  • Recognize the relationship between chronic conditions and medication and sleep disorders
  • State common sleep disorders in older adults
  • Identify steps individuals can take to improve sleep at any age

Mark Freiberg, MD, works at Allina Health and specializes in Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has almost 30 years of experience helping people manage a wide range of sleep disorders. Dr. Freiberg completed medical school, internal medicine residency and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Minnesota.