Slumber Secrets: New Insights into the Complexities of Sleep and Managing Common Issues

Sleep medicine specialist Rochelle Zak, MD, delivers a rousing update on what’s known about sleep’s stages and physiological payoffs, followed by her guide to assessing and treating insomnia – by far the main sleep issue seen in primary care. Learn what to do with a patient’s Fitbit data; how to discuss “sleep hygiene”; how CBT for insomnia works; and uses and caveats for the range of drugs used to help patients snooze. Bonus: Tips on understanding and addressing sleep apnea.


May 27, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Rochelle Zak, MD

Rochelle Zak, MD

Sleep medicine specialist

Dr. Rochelle Zak is a sleep medicine specialist who cares for patients with sleep disorders, including restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, parasomnia (abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep) and insomnia. She has a particular interest ...

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