Sleep expert calls for new insomnia guidelines

And better training in sleep disorders

New guidelines on insomnia management are urgently needed, according to a leading sleep specialist who says Australian GPs would benefit from the direction of a local best-practice model.

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Dr David Cunnington, from the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, says GPs are unsure how to approach treating insomnia because of a lack of Australian guidance.

Compounding the problem, he says, is inadequate training in undergraduate medicine for any sleep disorders.

“Buried deep within the RACGP