Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia comorbid with COPD is feasible with preliminary evidence of positive sleep and fatigue effects

@inproceedings{Kapella2011CognitiveBT,
  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia comorbid with COPD is feasible with preliminary evidence of positive sleep and fatigue effects},
  author={Mary Catherine Kapella and James J. Herdegen and Michael L. Perlis and Joan L F Shaver and Janet L. Larson and Julie A Law and David W. Carley},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Many people with COPD report difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, insufficient sleep duration, or nonrestorative sleep. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has proved effective not only in people with primary insomnia but also in people with insomnia comorbid with psychiatric and medical illness (eg, depression, cancer, and chronic pain). However, CBT-I has rarely been tested in those with COPD who have disease-related features that interfere with sleep and… CONTINUE READING