Behavioral Therapy

Which Foods May Lead to Poor Sleep, Bad Dreams?

June 11, 2015

Foods and dietary habits may significantly impact sleeping and dreaming, investigators reported at SLEEP 2015.

Concomitant Hypnotics, Comorbidities Not Factors in CBT-I Efficacy

By June 11, 2015

The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) does not vary based on medication use or comorbidity, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

CBT-I Ups Antidepressant Side Effects in Patients With Insomnia, MDD

June 10, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) did not appear to abrogate the frequency or burden of antidepressant side effects in patients with comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD), results from the multi-site Treatment of Insomnia and Depression (TRIAD) study presented at SLEEP 2015 have shown.

The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Sleep: How CBT Can Help

June 10, 2015

At SLEEP 2015, research demonstrating that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may indirectly improve fibromyalgia symptoms via improved sleep was presented.

Enhanced Milk May Lead to Small But Significant Improvements in Insomnia

June 10, 2015

Patients with insomnia had "small but significant improvements" in symptoms of sleep efficiency and depth of sleep after consuming a milk product with naturally enhanced levels of melatonin and other bioactive components, results of a randomized trial reported at SLEEP 2015 have shown.

Internet-Based Program Can Help More Insomnia Patients Get Treatment

June 10, 2015

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) resulted in significant and lasting improvements in people's sleep and daily functioning, according to data from a randomized controlled trial presented at SLEEP 2015.

Improve Insomnia, Improve Comorbid Depression?

By June 10, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) is an effective treatment for insomnia that is comorbid with major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients treated with antidepressant medications, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

CBT-I Improves Insomnia in Patients With Medical, Psychiatric Comorbidities

By June 09, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is effective in treating insomnia that occurs comorbidly with other conditions, regardless of diagnosis or severity of the particular comorbid medical or psychiatric disease, according to results of a meta-analysis presented at SLEEP 2015.

Better Adherence With AGPAP for Newly Diagnosed OSA Patients

June 09, 2015

Automated graduated continuous positive airway pressure (AGPAP) effectively treats obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and may facilitate adherence in those newly diagnosed, especially in males who require moderate-to-high PAP pressures, a study concluded at SLEEP 2015.

Sleep Physicians Trained in CBT-I May Help Patients Cut Sleeping Pill Use

By June 09, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is highly effective when administered by a trained sleep physician, and can be successfully integrated into standard clinical practice, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

CBT Trumps Either BT, CT Alone for Chronic Insomnia

By June 09, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) provides more long-term improvement in nighttime and daytime symptoms of insomnia than either of its two components—behavioral therapy (BT) and cognitive therapy (CT)—used alone, investigators reported at SLEEP 2015.

High Satisfaction Reported With CBT Session for Insomnia

June 09, 2015

Participants of single session, nurse-led group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) experienced improvements in sleep and reported high satisfaction with the program, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

Online CBT-I May Be an Option to Lower Depressive Symptoms

June 09, 2015

An online, fully automated cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) can lower depressive symptoms, according to the largest known research data study presented at SLEEP 2015.

Pregnant Patients Show Preference For Certain Insomnia Interventions More Than Others

By June 08, 2015

Pregnant women are likely to choose psychotherapy or acupuncture rather than pharmacotherapy for treatment of insomnia, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

More Time in Bed May Not Be So Bad for Older Adults

By June 08, 2015

Older adults who spend a longer time in bed were found to have less sleepiness than those who spent an average time in bed, according to data from a study presented at SLEEP 2015.

The Impact of Circadian Misalignment on BMI, Dietary Habits

By June 08, 2015

At SLEEP 2015, researchers from the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, proposed that a shorter phase angle is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), body fat, and poorer dietary habits.