Tools for Treating Sleep Disturbances Among Latinos

  • Ruth Gentry
  • Lorraine T. Benuto


The literature suggests that insomnia is a highly treatable condition via the use of CBT-I. While the research on the prevalence rate of insomnia among Latinos is mixed, it is clear that Latinos need interventions targeted at sleep-related difficulties. Given the limited resources available for clinicians who work with Spanish speakers, this chapter provides an overview of CBT-I and associated resources and tools that can be used by the Spanish-speaking clinician with Spanish-speaking clients. While these specific tools have not been tested via a randomized clinical trial, the principles presented in the session overview and in the worksheets, resources, and tools were all derived from evidence-based principles as an attempt to fill a large gap in the resources available for Spanish speakers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Integrated Sleep & Wellness, Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Nevada School of MedicineRenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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