Wearable Device-Delivered Intensive Sleep Retraining as an Adjunctive Treatment to Kickstart Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

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Abstract

- Intensive Sleep Retraining is a technique that is as effective at resolving insomnia symptoms as first-line behavioral techniques but achieves these benefits after a single day rather than multiple weeks.
- The multiple rapid sleep onsets experienced during the treatment session, compelled by increasing homeostatic sleep drive and circadian-optimal times for sleep, are thought to extinguish conditioned insomnia for patients with sleep initiation difficulties.
- Wearable technology has been developed to enable the administration of Intensive Sleep Retraining in the home environment, improving its accessibility to insomnia patients.
- Pending further testing with this technology across various populations, Intensive Sleep Retraining may be used as an adjunctive therapy to produce rapid sleep improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Volume18
Issue number1
Early online date9 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep onset insomnia
  • Intensive sleep retraining
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Consumer sleep technology
  • Sleep tracker
  • Wearable device

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