Peter J Hauri

Learn More
This paper reviews the evidence regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological treatments for primary chronic insomnia. It is based on a review of 48 clinical trials and two meta-analyses conducted by a task force appointed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to develop practice parameters on non-drug therapies for the clinical management of insomnia.(More)
This paper, which has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors of the American Sleep Disorders Association, provides the background for the Standards of Practice Committee's parameters for the practice of sleep medicine in North America. The growing use of activity-based monitoring (actigraphy) in sleep medicine and sleep research has enriched(More)
PURPOSE AND METHODS We studied the sleep architecture and psychologic state of 32 patients with breast or lung cancer compared with 32 age- and sex-matched, normal-sleeping volunteers and 32 otherwise healthy insomniacs. RESULTS Research findings indicate that lung cancer patients slept as poorly as did insomniacs, but underreported their sleep(More)
Subjective estimates of sleep latency were compared with three EEG-assessed measures of sleep onset: (a) the traditional one, i.e., the first epoch that is scored as stage 2 sleep; (b) the beginning of the first 15 min of uninterrupted stage 2 sleep; and (c) the beginning of the first 30 min of uninterrupted stage 2 sleep. A total of 56 insomniacs and 10(More)
To replicate a previous study, 16 psychophysiological insomniacs were randomly assigned to either Theta feedback or sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) feedback. Evaluations by home sleep logs and by 3 nights in the laboratory were done before biofeedback, immediately after biofeedback, and 9 months later. Results from this study replicate previous findings. Both(More)
Insomnia is a condition which affects millions of individuals, giving rise to emotional distress, daytime fatigue, and loss of productivity. Despite its prevalence, it has received scant clinical attention. An adequate evaluation of persistent insomnia requires detailed historical information as well as medical, psychological and psychiatric assessment. Use(More)
This study investigates performance in insomnia patients, comparing it with performance in normals matched not only on age and sex but also on education and occupation. There were 26 pairs of insomniacs and normals; and the computer-driven performance battery, lasting about one hour, was administered three times over the course of a day. In addition, an(More)
This article reviews 35 children between the ages of 3 1/2 and 11 years who have had symptoms of upper airway obstruction and enuresis. Twenty-eight patients had primary enuresis, and 7 had secondary enuresis. Removal of upper airway obstruction by surgical intervention led to a significant decrease or complete cure of nocturnal enuresis in 26 patients.(More)
The authors measured ambient illumination exposure in healthy volunteers in San Diego, California (latitude 32 degrees 43' N, n = 30), and Rochester, Minnesota (latitude 44 degrees 1' N, n = 24), during each of the four quarters of the year, which were centered on the solstices and equinoxes. Subjects wore photosensors on their wrists and lapels (or(More)