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Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123815224, 9780123815231

Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions

Editors: Michael Perlis Mark Aloia Brett Kuhn
eBook ISBN: 9780123815231
Paperback ISBN: 9780323164290
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123815224
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th October 2010
Page Count: 404
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Table of Contents

Part I. BSM Treatment Protocols for Insomia
1. Sleep Restriction Therapy
2. Stimulus Control Therapy
3. Sleep Hygiene
4. Relaxation for Insomnia
5. Sleep Compression
6. Paradoxical Intention Therapy
7. Behavioral Experiments
8. Intervention to Reduce Unhelpful Beliefs about Sleep
9. Intervention to Reduce Misperception
10. Intervention to Reduce Use of Safety Behaviors
11. Cognitive Therapy for Dysfunctional Beliefs about Sleep and Insomnia
12. Cognitive Restructuring: Cognitive Therapy for Catastrophic Sleep Beliefs
13. Intensive Sleep Retraining: Conditioning Treatment for Primary Insomnia
14. Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Insomnia
15. Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia
16. Using Bright Light and Melatonin to Reduce Jet Lag
17. Using Bright Light and Melatonin to Adjust to Night Work

Part II. BSM Protocols for Adherence and Treatment of Intrinsic Sleep Disorders
18. Motivational Enhancement Therapy
19. Exposure Therapy for Claustrophobic Reactions to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
20. Sleep Apnea Self-Management Program
21. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Increase Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway
22. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Increase Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway
23. The Avoidance of the Supine Posture during Sleep for Patients with Supine-related Sleep Apnea
24. Scheduled Sleep Periods as an Adjuvant Treatment for Narcolepsy

Part III. BSM Protocols for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
25. Brief Parent Consultation to Prevent Infant/Toddler Sleep Disturbance
26. Unmodified Extinction for Childhood Sleep Disturbance
27. Graduated Extinction: Behavioral Treatment for Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings in Young Children
28. Extinction with Parental Presence
29. Bedtime Fading with Response Cost for Children with Multiple Sleep Problems
30. The Bedtime Pass
31. The Excuse-Me Drill: A Behavioral protocol to Promote Independent Sleep Initiation Skills and Reduce Bedtime Problems in Young Children
32. Day Correction of Pediatric Bedtime Problems
33. Graduated Exposure Games to Reduce Children’s Fear of the Dark
34. Scheduled Awakenings: A Behavioral Protocol for Treating Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors in Children
35. Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Adolescents
36. Moisture Alarm Therapy for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis
37. Promoting Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Children Using Escape Extinction within a Multi-Component Behavior Therapy Approach
38. Using Motivational Interviewing to Facilitate Healthier Sleep-Related Behaviors in Adolescents


Sleep is a major component of good mental and physical health, yet over 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Edited by three prominent clinical experts, Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders is the first reference to cover all of the most common disorders (insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc) and the applicable therapeutic techniques. The volume adopts a highly streamlined and practical approach to make the tools of the trade from behavioral sleep medicine accessible to mainstream psychologists as well as sleep disorder specialists. Organized by therapeutic technique, each chapter discusses the various sleep disorders to which the therapy is relevant, an overall rationale for the intervention, step-by-step instructions for how to implement the technique, possible modifications, the supporting evidence base, and further recommended readings. Treatments for both the adult and child patient populations are covered, and each chapter is authored by an expert in the field.

Key Features

  • Offers more coverage than any volume on the market, with discussion of virtually all sleep disorders and numerous treatment types
  • Addresses treatment concerns for both adult and pediatric population
  • Outstanding scholarship, with each chapter written by an expert in the topic area
  • Each chapter offers step-by-step description of procedures and covers the evidence-based data behind those procedures


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and sleep medicine practitioners, as well as graduate students in clinical psychology and psychiatry programs, social workers and nurse practitioners


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About the Editors

Michael Perlis

Michael Perlis

Affiliations and Expertise

Michael L. Perlis, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvannia, Philadelphia, USA

Mark Aloia

Mark Aloia

Brett Kuhn

Brett Kuhn