The evidence base of sleep restriction therapy for treating insomnia disorder.

  title={The evidence base of sleep restriction therapy for treating insomnia disorder.},
  author={Christopher B Miller and Colin A Espie and Dana Epstein and Leah F Friedman and Charles M. Morin and Wilfred R. Pigeon and Arthur J. Spielman and Simon D Kyle},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  volume={18 5},
Sleep restriction therapy is routinely used within cognitive behavioral therapy to treat chronic insomnia. However, the efficacy for sleep restriction therapy as a standalone intervention has yet to be comprehensively reviewed. This review evaluates the evidence for the use of sleep restriction therapy in the treatment of chronic insomnia. The literature was searched using web-based databases, finding 1344 studies. Twenty-one were accessed in full (1323 were deemed irrelevant to this review… CONTINUE READING
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