Four pillars of sleep health
When a SleepGP approaches patient care, they consider their patient’s individual disease profile. These sleep trained GPs seek to understand whether their patient has any of the following and then manage them accordingly. The SleepGP will see a combination of these issues with each patient (refer 4 combinations below):
- Is this patient’s sleep disturbance a health issue?
- Are they here for snoring issues?
- Are they excessively tired though the day?
- Do they have any insomnia issues we can manage?
Each patient is managed individually depending on their combination of the four pillars. They have a unique disease profile – just as individual as for your diabetic patients, or your hypertensive patients. A one-size-fits-all approach is not what you do with these other chronic diseases, why would you approach it differently here.
Indicative patient profiles demonstrate this Four Pillars approach best.
(Click on the next and previous icons to reveal the approach to different combinations)