The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) COVID-19 Task Force: Objectives and Summary Recommendations for Managing Sleep during a Pandemic

Earl Charles Crew, Kelly Glazer Baron, Michael A. Grandner, Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, Christina S. McCrae, Michael R. Nadorff, Sara Nowakowski, Skye Ochsner Margolies, Kathryn Hansen

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Abstract

Objective/Background: As a response to clinical observations that the pervasive stress and social/environmental disruptions from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have also impacted sleep, the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) convened the COVID-19 Task Force with goals to identify and disseminate information that could be useful in addressing sleep concerns during this crisis. Participants Members of the SBSM COVID-19 Task Force. Results/Conclusions Herein is a summary of the resources developed by the SBSM COVID-19 Task force, which includes links to online materials developed for use by providers and patients, as well as brief descriptions of key recommendations by the Task Force for specific sleep conditions (e.g., acute insomnia, nightmares) and vulnerable populations (e.g., parents, essential/healthcare workers, older adults).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Crew, E. C., Baron, K. G., Grandner, M. A., Ievers-Landis, C. E., McCrae, C. S., Nadorff, M. R., Nowakowski, S., Ochsner Margolies, S., & Hansen, K. (2020). The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) COVID-19 Task Force: Objectives and Summary Recommendations for Managing Sleep during a Pandemic. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 18(4), 570-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2020.1776288