Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions

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

Contributors Abbreviations Introduction Part I. BSM Treatment Protocols for Insomia Chapter 1. Sleep Restriction Therapy Chapter 2. Stimulus Control Therapy Chapter 3. Sleep Hygiene Chapter 4. Relaxation for Insomnia Chapter 5. Sleep Compression Chapter 6. Paradoxical Intention Therapy Chapter 7. Behavioral Experiments Chapter 8. Intervention to Reduce Unhelpful Beliefs about Sleep Chapter 9. Intervention to Reduce Misperception Chapter 10. Intervention to Reduce Use of Safety Behaviors Chapter 11. Cognitive Therapy for Dysfunctional Beliefs about Sleep and Insomnia Chapter 12. Cognitive Restructuring: Cognitive Therapy for Catastrophic Sleep Beliefs Chapter 13. Intensive Sleep Retraining: Conditioning Treatment for Primary Insomnia Chapter 14. Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Insomnia Chapter 15. Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia Chapter 16. Using Bright Light and Melatonin to Reduce Jet Lag Chapter 17. Using Bright Light and Melatonin to Adjust to Night Work Part II. BSM Protocols for Adherence and Treatment of Intrinsic Sleep Disorders Chapter 18. Motivational Enhancement Therapy Chapter 19. Exposure Therapy for Claustrophobic Reactions to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Chapter 20. Sleep Apnea Self-Management Program Chapter 21. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Increase Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Chapter 22. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Increase Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Chapter 23. The Avoidance of the Supine Posture during Sleep for Patients with Supine-related Sleep Apnea Chapter 24. Scheduled Sleep Periods as an Adjuvant Treatment for Narcolepsy Part III. BSM Protocols for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Chapter 25. Brief Parent Consultation to Prevent Infant/Toddler Sleep Disturbance Chapter 26. Unmodified Extinction for Childhood Sleep Disturbance Chapter 27. Grad


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, this volume 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. 

An extra chapter ("The use of bright light in the treatment of insomnia," by Drs. Leon Lack and Helen Wright.) which is not listed in the table of contents is available for free download at:

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 Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Mark Aloia Editor

Brett Kuhn Editor