At-a-Glance: Sleep & Cognitive Performance

The National Sleep Foundation’s At-A-Glance Video Series are 15-minute educational videos covering relevant and timely sleep health topics. Experts teach methods for screening, treating and managing common sleep issues in patients.

This installment of the At-A-Glance Video Series will address the harmful implications associated with poor cognitive performance as a result of inadquate sleep and teach techniques for managing patient care.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to equip primary care physicians with education and strategies needed to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients dealing with poor sleep, cognitive impairment and other related health issues. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate sleep health screening into routine medical practice and health maintenance 
  • Recognize risk ractors and symptoms of sleep problems linked to poor cognitive performance 
  • Describe the link between sleep problems and cognitive performance 
  • Manage and counsel patients with sleep issues ot aid in the improvement of cognitive performance 


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.25 Attendance
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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.

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

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


Helene Emsellem, MD

Industry Funded Research/Investigator: Flamel/Avadel, Idorsia Pharma, Balance Pharma, Philips Respironics, Eisai Pharma, Night Balance, Vanda Pharma, Harmony Biosciences, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Advisory Committee/Board: National Sleep Foundation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Harmony Biosciences, Vanda Pharmaceuticals


Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University 
Consultant & Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer: Alkermes Inc, Harmony Biosciences LLC, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, Merck, Shire, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Paul Doghramji, MD, Family Physician, Collegeville Family Practice and Physician and Part Owner, PMSI and Medical Director, Ursinus College
Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer: Merk, Takeda
Advisory Committee/Board: Merk, Ironwook

Joseph Ojile, MD, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University and CEO and Founder, Clayton Sleep Institute 
Industry funded research/investigator: Respironics, Fisher-Paykel, Jazz, TEVA
Consultant: Fisher-Paykel
Speakers Bureau:
Boehringer Ingelheim, Astra Zeneca, TEVA, Merck 

Jerrold Kram, MD, Medical Director, California Center for Sleep Disorders 
Medical Director, Employment, Stock/Ownership, Other: California Center for Sleep Disorders 

Stephen Sheldon, DO, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwest University School of Medicine and Director of the Sleep Medicine Center of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities. 

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


No educational grants were received for this course. 



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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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


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