Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Late-Life Insomnia

  • Kristen C. Stone
  • Andrea K. Booth
  • Kenneth L. Lichstein

Practitioners knowledgeable in psychologically treating late-life insomnia improve the overall care of patients by (1) using insomnia complaints and symptoms to screen for medical, mental, and organic sleep disorders and (2) treating the insomnia instead of referring the patient to a sleep specialist, thereby ensuring efficient and effective individual tailoring of the treatment through high familiarity with the patient. Cognitive-behavior treatment for insomnia is viable with older adults and may be preferred as an alternative to sleep medication.


Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Sleep Hygiene Fatigue Severity Scale Sleep Diary Sleep Onset Latency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen C. Stone
    • 1
  • Andrea K. Booth
    • 2
  • Kenneth L. Lichstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Brown Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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