Effects of a brief behavioral treatment for late-life insomnia: preliminary findings.

@article{Germain2006EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a brief behavioral treatment for late-life insomnia: preliminary findings.},
  author={Anne Germain and Douglas E Moul and Peter L. Franzen and Jean M Miewald and Charles F. Reynolds and Timothy H. Monk and Daniel J Buysse},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={403-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Insomnia is a chronic and prevalent sleep disorder in adults older than 65 years. Hypnotics raise safety concerns in this group, and standard behavioral treatments are time consuming. This preliminary report addresses the effects of a brief behavioral treatment for insomnia in older adults who present with the typical psychiatric and medical comorbidities of aging. METHODS Thirty-five older adults (10 men, 25 women, mean age = 70.2 +/- 6.4 years old) were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING
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