Sleep Restriction Therapy
Drawing on clinical experience in sleep disorder centers and laboratory-based investigations, we are continuing to develop conceptual models as well as behavioral treatment strategies for insomnia. The technique reported on here, sleep restriction therapy, has had its effectiveness confirmed in laboratory and clinical studies and is now widely used in sleep disorders centers (Spielman, Saskin, & Thorpy, 1987; Friedman, Bliwise, Yesavage, & Salom, 1991; Morin, Kowatch, & Wade, 1989; Morin, Kowatch, & O’Shanick, 1990; Rubinstein, Rothenberg, Maheswaran, Tsai, Zozula, & Spielman, 1990).
KeywordsDaytime Sleepiness Sleep Time Sleep Latency Total Sleep Time Sleep Loss
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