Contemporary Case Study: Women & Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation's Contemporary Case Study videos are ~45 minute educational videos covering relevant and timely sleep health topics. Experts discuss methods for screening, treating and managing common sleep issues in patients.

This course will focus on Women & Sleep and will utilize three case studies to discuss sleep differences in women, risk factors, key symptoms to look for, and possible treatment plans.

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  1. Free - Non-CME
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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians who treat female patients. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders in women during routine visits 
  • Understand the presentation and underlying physiology of sleep disorders in women
  • Apply diagnostic criteria and assessment protocols specifically for women to improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis 
  • Implement treatment plans that are gender- and age- specific


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Disclosure Policy: 

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with National Sleep Foundation (NSF) policy, the faculty, staff, and all individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the NSF and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity.  The National Sleep Foundation has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The faculty listed below have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:


Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Michigan, Director of Ann Arbor VA Sleep Program 

Nothing to disclose.

William Christopher Winter, MD, Medical Director of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine 

Speaker, Advisor: Jazz Pharmaceuticals 

Program Committee:

Thomas DiSalvi, Vice President of Safety and Loss Prevention, Schneider National
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Benjamin Gerson, MD
Employment: LifeLineScreening; Omega Laboratories; Wellness Corporate Solutions; Promerica Health

Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, Sleep Lab, University of Kentucky
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Virgil Wooten, MD, Affiliate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

NSF CME staff reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Educational Grants:

Educational grants were received from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in support of this program. 


The National Sleep Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


The National Sleep Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Available Credit

  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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