The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy

: 2019  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-

Sleep Deprivation: An Occupational Therapist's Management

Shashi Oberai 
 Consultant Occupational Therapist, Comprehensive Therapy Centre; Vice President, The All India Occupational Therapists' Association; Editor, The The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy; 1st Alternate Delegate, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Oberai S. Sleep Deprivation: An Occupational Therapist's Management.Indian J Occup Ther 2019;51:57-57

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Author: Dr. Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi

Year of publication: 2019

Place of publication: Chennai

Publisher: Xpress Publishing

Number of Pages: 79

Price: Rs.175/-

ISBN No: 978-1-68466-810-6

“Sleep Deprivation: An Occupational Therapist's Management” is authored by Dr. Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi, an occupational therapist. The book is all about the importance of sleep for maintaining good health and peak work performance and how the present-day lifestyle and work scenario have a negative impact on sleep.

In chapters 1–8, the author discusses strategies to overcome sleep deprivation with emphasis on relaxation techniques, sleep positions, sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioral therapy, and consumer-based sleep technologies for self-management. In addition, the author discusses the role of occupational therapy (OT) in sleep deprivation. As the approach of OT practice is holistic, the importance of the consequence of sleep deprivation is detrimental in a person's level of function and performance at school, home, or workplace, and the stress created may not only affect self, but also the family and community at large. The author then describes cognitive behavioral therapy strategies in OT intervention module.

Chapter 9 covers the findings of the survey conducted to study the symptoms and causes of sleep deprivation in young adults of 18–24 years of age and another survey to study the impact of OT management, which showed positive results.

The book is a good initial reading to understand the cause, effect, and management of sleep deprivation. The scope for improvement, is to provide more evidence-based approach of measurement for both assessment and management.

I congratulate Dr. Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi for introducing the significant role of OT in sleep deprivation with a vision to address the issue of sleep health as our national preventive health strategy for integrating sleep hygiene education for the young adults and also the school goers and other population.