Sleep Hygiene, Relaxation Therapy, and Cognitive Interventions

  • Peter J. Hauri
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy, and some cognitive interventions make a good package that can often be administered conjointly. I typically use an individualized mix of them in my initial treatment sessions with chronic insomniacs.


Sleep Disorder Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Relaxation Training Sleep Hygiene Relaxation Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Hauri
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  1. 1.Mayo ClinicSleep Disorders CenterRochesterUSA

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