May 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sleep in Psychiatry, Insomnia and Hypersomnia – Nirupam Singh, M.D.

This workshop describes the driving forces behind insomnia and hypersomnia and will examine the characteristics of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The course will also look into causes and consequences of obesity, including the roles of depression, trauma and race. In addition, we will discuss the bi-directional causality between sleep problems and obesity. Furthermore, the causes and consequences of inflammation will be discussed, including its positive and negative effects. Contributing factors that will be examined include diet and stress, and effects include problems with sleep and depression.


About Dr. Singh

After completing his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship from Tufts University, Dr. Singh worked for nine years at Newport Critical Care/Hoag Memorial Hospital and was a key player in setting up their critical care team.  Dr. Singh took a one-year sabbatical to take additional training in Sleep Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Singh is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine and is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is a Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.  In October 2012, Dr. Singh began working for The Permanente Medical Group in the Pulmonary Medicine Department at the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center.

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Seminar Agenda

1:00pm-4:00pm pst

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe root causes for insomnia and hypersomnia
  2. Identify Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in populations at risk, including those not usually thought to have OSA
  3. Identify and describe the risks of hypnotic medications
  4. Implement cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia
  5. Utilize appropriate testing methods for patients with hypersomnia and insomnia
  6. Describe and diagnose miscellaneous sleep disorders

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes the California Psychological Association’s continuing education credits for use by their licensees. 

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for three hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals. 


Registration is closed for this event.