A behavioral perspective on insomnia treatment.

  title={A behavioral perspective on insomnia treatment.},
  author={Arthur J. Spielman and Lauren S. Caruso and P B Glovinsky},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={10 4},
The major behavioral treatments of insomnia--progressive relaxation, biofeedback, cognitive approaches, stimulus control instructions, chronotherapy, and sleep restriction therapy--are described. The basis of these interventions are conceptualized as issuing from the interdependence of sleep and wakefulness, the temporal organization of sleep-wake processes, cognitive effects on arousal, the role of perpetuating factors in chronic insomnia, and conditioning. A pilot study of the conditioning of… CONTINUE READING


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