The need for psychological therapies for sleep disorders other than insomnia: potential for mindfulness

Peters, Allie, Cunnington, David, and Greenwood, Kenneth Mark (2016) The need for psychological therapies for sleep disorders other than insomnia: potential for mindfulness. European Health Psychologist, 18 (2). pp. 73-79.

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[Extract] The nature of the symptoms of sleep disorders and the impact they have on sleep and waking function mean that distress and negative emotionality are common accompanying features to many sleep disorders. Even though there are specific biological treatments, such as medication for restless legs syndrome, wake-promoting medication for narcolepsy and positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnoea, these are not always perfectly effective and there may be a role for adjunctive treatments that address the distress and emotion that become part of these chronic conditions and add to their impact. For people with milder symptoms, psychological treatment alone may provide sufficient symptomatic relief. Many sleep disorders occur in association with other physical or psychiatric conditions, which may contribute to the distress experienced.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
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Copyright © 2016 Allie Peters, David Cunnington, Kenneth Mark Greenwood.

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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 00:18
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