Sleep hygiene or compensatory sleep practices: An examination of behaviours affecting sleep in older adults

  title={Sleep hygiene or compensatory sleep practices: An examination of behaviours affecting sleep in older adults},
  author={Jason G. Ellis and Sarah E. Hampson and Mark Cropley},
  journal={Psychology, Health \& Medicine},
  pages={156 - 161}
The purpose of this research was to examine differences in levels of compensatory (sleep hygiene) sleep practices between older insomniacs and older 'normal sleepers'. Two assumptions were tested. First, that compensatory sleep practices differentiate insomniacs from normal sleepers and second, that these practices relate to the long-term maintenance of chronic insomnia. The participants were 414 older adults who responded to an advertisement in a periodical targeted at older people. They were… 

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