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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-111

Key catalysts for a better sleep disorders management in primary care

1 Department of Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of Health; Research Department, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Ahlia University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
2 Department of Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of Health, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Ahmed Husain Ebrahim
Department of Rehabilitation Services, Ministry of Health
Kingdom of Bahrain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_16_21

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Sleep-related disorders necessitate adequate attention in the primary health care setting, the first point of contact for patients. Hence, this paper aims to identify factors reinforcing improvement strategies for sleep disorders management in primary health care. A narrative literature review was performed by examining sleep health-related scholarly sources identified in relevant databases. Subsequently, a comprehensive overview is shaped about potential factors catalysing active primary care practitioners' (PCPs') involvement in sleep disorders management. Eight key catalysts have been identified and described concisely based on current research. These eight catalysts could serve as an aide-memoire for primary care professionals for pursuing sleep-centric practices. Further, the identified catalysts could function as a reference for developing actions related to training, sleep medicine guidelines, policymaking, and public health programs dedicated towards sleep disorders' early detection, management, and education. As an important implication of this review, researchers interested in sleep health can utilize this review's outcome for crafting and validating a questionnaire to understand the involvement of PCPs in managing sleep disorders.

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