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REST in the Treatment of Persistent Psychophysiological Insomnia

  • Elizabeth Ballard

Abstract

Every year between 33% and 42% of adults experience insomnia (Bixler, Kales, Soldatos, Kales, & Healy, 1979; Mellinger, Balter, & Uhlenhuth, 1985). The inability to get adequate sleep is a symptom that can be either primary or secondary in nature. Seven of nine subclasses are considered secondary. Only two are thought of as primary insomnias; that is, insomnias with no obvious underlying cause, such as a medical or psychiatric condition (Association of Sleep Disorder Centers [ASDC], 1979). The second most common insomnia to be treated is “persistent, psychophysiological insomnia” (Coleman, Roffwarg, & Kennedy et al., 1982).

Keywords

Sleep Duration Sleep Latency Objective Sleep Delay Treatment Control Effort Justification 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993

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  • Elizabeth Ballard

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