Sleep in pandemic and endemic COVID-19: Diagnosis and management strategies
Dr Alanna Hare’s talk provides an overview on the fundamental role that sleep plays in emotional regulation, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The discussion has key relevance to anxiety and insomnia, how the virus may have direct neurological effects leading to sleep disturbance and will provide guidance into the diagnosis and management of sleep pathology in an endemic COVID–19 environment.
- The impact of the pandemic and lockdown on sleep in the UK.
- Direct effects of COVID–19 on sleep.
- Managing the impact of anxiety and lockdown on sleep (in ourselves and our patients).
- Investigating and diagnosing sleep pathologies in endemic COVID–19.
- When to refer patients to secondary care.
Dr Alanna Hare is a consultant physician in respiratory and sleep medicine at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.
In addition to her role, Dr Hare is the secretary of the British Sleep Society and a leading expert in sleep disorders. She sits on the Board and Council of the British Thoracic Society where she is Chair of the British Thoracic Society Education and Training Committee.
Learn more about Dr Alanna Hare, her research and clinical experience here.
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