December 2nd, 2016 - December 2nd, 2019
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Insomnia.  The purpose of this activity is to educate medical providers with knowledge on what the definition of insomnia is, as well as the risk factors for insomnia and the health risks of untreated insomnia. Also how one can develop insomnia and the psychological factors and behavioral adaptations that insomnia patients develop to deal with their insomnia that actually are propagating their sleep issues.

The treatment approach to insomnia varies considerably based on the cause. All patients with insomnia as a result of underlying sleep or medical conditions should have these addressed.
Once these are excluded the cause should determine the treatment. Clinicians should have knowledge of common medications for insomnia and behavioral interventions to treat insomnia patients.

This webcast will enable the audience to understand the condition and its implications and lead to the talk on how to manage this patient population. 

Pre-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.
The webcast is no longer available.
Post-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.

Dates and Times

End Date: 12/2/2019


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

Webcasts Files

File Link

Insomnia - 2


Insomnia - 4


Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



  • Dr. Meena Khan, MD
    • Insomnia
  • Dr. Jesse Mindel, MD
    • Insomnia


The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.