Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A by Michael L. Perlis, Carla Jungquist, Michael T. Smith, Donn

By Michael L. Perlis, Carla Jungquist, Michael T. Smith, Donn Posner

• CBT is a brand new, more and more well known approach to remedy that offers measurable effects and is consequently reimbursed by means of insurance firms • name is sooner than the curve, there isn't any festival • Concise, useful handbook • comprises reader-friendly, role-playing workouts to use to day-by-day perform

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This time frame (usually 1–2 weeks) is used to collect the baseline sleep–wake data that will guide treatment for the balance of therapy. The primary interventions (stimulus control and sleep restriction) are deployed over the course of the next one to two 60-minute sessions. Once these treatments 22 3. The Components of Therapy are delivered, the patient enters into a phase of treatment where time in bed is upwardly titrated over the course of the next two to five visits. These follow-up sessions require about 30 minutes, unless additional interventions are being integrated into the treatment program.

Sleep Hygiene Instructions 1. Sleep only as much as you need to feel refreshed during the following day. Restricting your time in bed helps consolidate and deepen your sleep. Excessively long times in bed lead to fragmented and shallow sleep. Get up at your regular time the next day, no matter how little you slept. 2. Get up at the same time each day, 7 days a week. ” 3. Exercise regularly. Schedule exercise times so that they do not occur within 3 hours of when you intend to go to bed. Exercise makes it easier to initiate sleep and deepen sleep.

There are essentially four forms of relaxation therapy. The different techniques target different physiological systems. Progressive muscle relaxation is used to diminish skeletal muscle tension (28–32). Diaphragmatic breathing is used to induce a form of respiration that is slower, deeper, and mechanically driven from the abdomen as opposed to the thorax. ) Autogenic training focuses on increasing peripheral blood flow by having subjects imagine, in a systematic way, that each of their extremities feels warm.

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