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Sleep Restriction Therapy

  • Paul B. Glovinsky
  • Arthur J. Spielman
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Daytime Sleepiness Sleep Time Sleep Latency Total Sleep Time Sleep Loss 
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Recommended Readings

  1. Spielman, A. J., Caruso, L. S., & Glovinsky, P. B. (1987). A behavioral perspective on insomnia treatment. In M. Ermin (Ed.), Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, pp. 541–553.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul B. Glovinsky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arthur J. Spielman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe City College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Insomnia Treatment CenterNew YorkUSA

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