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Cognitive behavioral therapy for the management of poor sleep in insomnia disorder

Authors Miller C, Espie C, Kyle S

Received 4 August 2014

Accepted for publication 29 August 2014

Published 17 November 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 99—107

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CPT.S54220

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Marc Hébert

Christopher B Miller,1–3 Colin A Espie,4 Simon D Kyle5

1NeuroSleep and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; 3Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; 4Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 5School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Abstract: Insomnia disorder is a common complaint of sleep disruption that impacts daytime performance and reduces quality of life. Insomnia is generally characterized by subjective reports of difficulty obtaining adequate sleep accompanied by daytime impairment. This review provides a brief overview of the classification, epidemiology, etiology, and models of the development of adult insomnia. The contemporary evidence base for cognitive behavioral therapy in insomnia is then reviewed, with a focus on sleep and daytime functioning. The review concludes with a discussion of emerging therapies, based on psychological/behavioral principles.

Keywords: insomnia, sleep, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment, psychological intervention, review

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