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To determine whether older good and poor sleepers with and without insomnia complaints differ in the nature of activities they engage in during periods of nocturnal wakefulness, the authors developed and evaluated the Sleep Behaviors Scale: 60+. Good sleepers (n = 163), low-distress poor sleepers (n = 49), and high-distress poor sleepers (n = 28) were(More)
Psychological adjustment, lifestyle, and sleep parameters were investigated in 634 older community residents. Participants were divided into three categories: good sleepers, poor sleepers experiencing high distress, and poor sleepers experiencing minimal distress. Results indicate that (1) highly distressed poor sleepers manifested an anxious, depressed,(More)
In a previous investigation we showed thatthoughts experienced during periods of nocturnalwakefulness contribute to understanding the insomniacomplaint. We also demonstrated the problems withopen-ended thought listings, such as low thoughtfrequencies, large standard deviations, loss of subjectsdue to missing data, and difficulties withstates-of-mind (SOM)(More)
We compared good sleepers with minimally and highly distressed poor sleepers on three measures of daytime functioning: self-reported fatigue, sleepiness, and cognitive inefficiency. In two samples (194 older adults, 136 college students), we tested the hypotheses that (1) poor sleepers experience more problems with daytime functioning than good sleepers,(More)
Sexual functioning and adjustment of 72 aging married males who had undergone transurethral prostatectomy were examined retrospectively according to their pre- and postsurgery status. Results indicate that although transurethral prostatectomy was generally associated with deterioration in various aspects of sexual expression, grouping subjects according to(More)
The frequency of difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep increases with age. Yet, not all poor sleepers complain of insomnia. Our cognitive model of insomnia predicts that sleep complaints in poor sleepers are a function of negative thinking during nocturnal wakefulness as well as of poor sleep quality. To test descriptive aspects of the model, we(More)
Time estimation was examined in 148 older good and poor sleepers in analogue and naturalistic sleep settings. On analogue tasks, both “empty” time and time listening to an audiobook were overestimated by both good and poor sleepers. There were no differences between groups. “Empty” time was experienced as “dragging.” In the sleep setting, most poor sleepers(More)
INTRODUCTION Although a variety of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments are effective for insomnia in the general population, insomnia in Parkinson's disease differs in important ways and may need different treatments. No studies have conclusively demonstrated effective insomnia treatments in Parkinson's disease. METHODS We conducted a three-arm(More)
Objectives were to explore: (1) whether sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) should be considered a chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) comorbidity, rather than a diagnostic exclusion criterion; and (2) to compare sleep/wake/ psychopathology in individuals with CFS, controls and another illness. Participants (CFS, SAHS, controls) completed questionnaires and(More)
This study investigated whether psychosexual changes found after surgery for benign prostatic enlargement relate specifically to the prostatectomy procedure or to the stresses of surgery in general. The sexual adjustment of 91 married men (ranging in age from 51 to 77) who had undergone either transurethral prostatectomy or inguinal hernia repair was(More)