Practice recommendations for the role of physiotherapy in the management of sleep disorders: the 2022 Brazilian Sleep Association Guidelines

Cristina Frange*, Aline Marques Franco, Evelyn Brasil, Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Juliana Arcanjo Lino, Daiana Moreira Mortari, Daisy Satomi Ykeda, Mario André Leocádio-Miguel, Carolina Vicaria Rodrigues D'Aurea, Luciana Oliveira E Silva, Susana Cristina Lerosa Telles, Sofia Fontanello Furlan, Bruno Búrigo Peruchi, Camila Ferreira Leite, Fabiana Tokie Yagihara, Leticia Dominguez Campos, Melissa Araújo Ulhôa, Moara Gomes da Rocha Cruz, Ricardo Beidacki, Ronaldo Batista SantosSandra Souza de Queiroz, Simone Barreto, Vivien Schmeling Piccin, Fernando Morgadinho Santos Coelho, Luciana Studart, Marcia Assis, Luciano F Drager

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This clinical guideline supported by the Brazilian Sleep Association comprises a brief history of the development of Brazilian sleep physiotherapy, outlines the role of the physiotherapist as part of a sleep health team, and describes the clinical guidelines in respect of the management of some sleep disorders by the physiotherapist (including sleep breathing disorders, i.e., obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, hypoventilation syndromes and overlap syndrome, and pediatric sleep breathing disorders; sleep bruxism; circadian rhythms disturbances; insomnia; and Willis-Ekbom disease/periodic limb movement disorder. This clinical practice guideline reflects the state of the art at the time of publication and will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-573
Number of pages59
JournalSleep Science
Issue number4
Early online date8 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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