Blog posts with the tag "Sleep"

Staff Perspective: Stress and Youth Sleep Solutions

This past week, I shared information on a treatment for posttrauma nightmares called Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy for Children on the Center for Deployment Psychology’s podcast, “Practical for your Practice”. Given this, I began thinking a lot about current potentially traumatic or stressful events that have been going on around the world; and the need for more trauma-informed sleep solutions for military youth experiencing stressors and subsequent sleep problems.

Staff Perspective: Helping Patients Off Hypnotic Medications Using CBT-I

Providers often report having questions about whether to start CBT-I if a patient is on a sleep medication, or how to help a patient taper off sleep medications and obtain good treatment outcomes while providing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). In this blog, Dr. Rogers will summarize research findings and clinical recommendations pertaining to the use and tapering of hypnotic medications while providing CBT-I.

Staff Perspective: To Share or Not Share a Bed - Understanding Sleep Divorce and Common Solutions

In this blog, Dr. Rogers reviews the growing phenomenon of “sleep divorce,” a practice where an individual sleeps in a different bed to get better sleep or accommodate the sleep needs of a partner. Getting good sleep is not only important for the health of individuals, it can also have a significant impact on relationships. This blog will highlight research findings on sharing a bed with a partner, research on “sleep divorce,” and discuss ways to address problems leading to “sleep divorce.”

Staff Perspective: An Unresolved Sleep Mystery - Segmented Sleep

Dr. Diana Dolan

You may have heard that sleep in the modern world is different. That due to our frenetic 24/7 society, we cram sleep into a shortened sleep window and then hurry on into our days. In contrast, or so I am told going around TikTok, historically people slept in “segmented sleep” in which they would retire to bed early, awaken and stay awake for a period of an hour up to several hours, and then return to sleep until rise time. Where is the evidence for this concept? Is this some previously unknown historical discovery brought to light, or just a now-digitalized urban legend? I do not profess to be an expert in this area, so let’s explore together

Staff Perspective: Examining the Link Between Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Insomnia

Dr. Tim Rogers

In this blog, Dr. Rogers will review recent research examining the link between mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and insomnia. The blog will also highlight considerations for treating insomnia with patients who have experienced a MTBI.