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Intensive Sleep Re-Training: From Bench to Bedside

School of Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, Australia
School of Medicine, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health: A Flinders Centre of Research Excellence, Flinders University, Adelaide 5001, Australia
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Academic Editor: Célyne H. Bastien
Brain Sci. 2017, 7(4), 33;
Received: 25 February 2017 / Revised: 20 March 2017 / Accepted: 21 March 2017 / Published: 27 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Research in Insomnia)
Intensive sleep re-training is a promising new therapy for chronic insomnia. Therapy is completed over a 24-h period during a state of sleep deprivation. Improvements of sleep and daytime impairments are comparable to the use of stimulus control therapy but with the advantage of a rapid reversal of the insomnia. The initial studies have been laboratory based and not readily accessible to the patient population. However, new smart phone technology, using a behavioral response to external stimuli as a measure of sleep/wake state instead of EEG determination of sleep, has made this new therapy readily available. Technological improvements are still being made allowing the therapy to provide further improvements in the effectiveness of Intensive Sleep Re-training. View Full-Text
Keywords: insomnia; cognitive behavioral therapy; CBT-I cognitive therapy; intensive sleep re-training; sleep deprivation insomnia; cognitive behavioral therapy; CBT-I cognitive therapy; intensive sleep re-training; sleep deprivation
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Lack, L.; Scott, H.; Micic, G.; Lovato, N. Intensive Sleep Re-Training: From Bench to Bedside. Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 33.

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