Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI Clinical Suite

The Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI product suite consists of a clinical recommendation and companion support tool, as well as a training guide and fact sheet. Service members and veterans who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) – known as a concussion – often report difficulty sleeping. This product suite is designed to guide primary care managers in the assessment and management of common sleep disorders, including insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder and obstructive sleep apnea.

This product suite represents a collaborative approach between the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and the Defense Department TBI Quad Services – the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force – as well as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program; National Intrepid Center of Excellence; U.S. Central Command; Readiness Division of the Defense Health Agency; the Coast Guard; and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Note that each service may mandate specific requirements following a concussion.

Suite Details

Clinical RecommendationA narrative document that outlines the identification and assessment of sleep disturbances; primary care manager initial treatment options; and recommended conditions for referral to sleep medicine.
Clinical Support ToolPocket-sized reference card that details the algorithmic approach for how to assess and manage sleep disturbances.
Training GuideEducational presentation for providers that offers insight into the products in the suite (includes knowledge tests and case studies).
Healthy Sleep Fact SheetDouble-sided patient handout that includes information on stimulus control, sleep hygiene, progressive muscle relaxation and multimedia resources.
Interactive Provider Training (New!)An online course for medical providers to learn about the clinical recommendation for diagnosing and treating common post-concussion sleep disturbances.