Archive for January, 2013

Jan 31, 2013

Sleeper Activity: Sleep Time Line

Jan 30, 2013

Sleep Diary

In the February, 2012 issue of Sleep, Colleen Carney and a group of sleep specialists completed the 7 year task of generating a standard sleep diary and instructions for the assessment of insomnia. Actually they generated 2 forms, a short form completed daily in the morning and a long form completed daily in the morning and at … + read more

Jan 23, 2013

Benzodiazepine Discontinuation: Two Meta-Analyses

Parr, et al. (2008) and Voshaar, et al. (2006) conducted meta-analyses of treatment approaches to assist benzodiazepine (BZD) discontinuation. Both reviews included the results of 22 studies; Parr examined a total of 32 studies while Vooshaar examined a total of 29 studies, so there is considerable overlap in their data. Compared to routine care, a … + read more

Jan 22, 2013

Stress and Sleep

An article in the June, 2011 issue of Sleep  helps us understand the impact that different kinds of stress have on sleep architecture. In this study Linghui Yang and colleagues trained mice with either a signaled escapable shock (SES), where they could move off of the shock grid, or a signaled inescapable shock (SIS), where … + read more

Jan 18, 2013

Insomnia and Fitness

This video describes the results of a study on the relationship between fitness and insomnia.

Jan 15, 2013

Treating Insomnia and Depression

In the Volume 7 Number 6 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Rachel Manber and a group of researchers from Stanford University and Rush University Medical Center report a study comparing the response of clients with high and low depressive symptom severity to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Treatment was 7 sessions of … + read more

Jan 09, 2013

Insomnia Subtypes

In the April, 2011 issue of Sleep a group of researchers examined the differences between individuals with a diagnosis of primary insomnia (PI) and a diagnosis of insomnia related to a mental disorder (IMD) on a number of self reported sleep measures and psychological tests. Subjects were identified as having a mental disorder based on … + read more


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