A brief overview of sleep disorder diagnosis, part 1

Over 80 major sleep disorders exist. This number also keeps changing and differs widely depending on the source and classification system you are using. For a psychiatrist, there are about 3 major classification systems to keep track of (Table 1). Table 1. Major classification systems Name Version Authors Year DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]

A well-built building starts with a strong foundation

You might have heard of sleep-hygiene. For those who haven’t, it’s not getting into bed after you’ve showered and into freshly washed linen to boot. I always say it doesn’t matter whether I prescribe the Kim Kardashian or Rolls Royce of sleeping tablets, it won’t help much if you’re using it on a shaky foundation. […]