How can you sleep better without medication?

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Did you know that Belgium has the dubious honour of being a leader in the use of sleep and sedative medication worldwide? Prolonged use of such medication can lead to medical complications. Kristien Coteur (KU Leuven) is investigating how she can support patients and their general practitioners in reducing sleep medication.

 

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Kristien Coteur
KU Leuven

Intrigued by communication and the learning potential of individuals, Kristien first studied to become a teacher. She continued to obtain her Masters in Sexology, and a certificate in Family Mediation at KU Leuven. Kristien is passionate about optimizing psychosocial interventions in healthcare. Her PhD project aims to support general practitioners and patients in the management of a specific type of habit-forming sleep medication, namely benzodiazepines.

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