Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

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.

Research at CDP: Difficulties with Emotion Regulation Within PTSD Clusters and Moral Injury Subtypes

Recently, the CDP collaborated with colleagues within the VA Healthcare System, University of Rochester, and Louisiana State University to examine the role of difficulties with emotion regulation on military connected individuals with PTSD

Staff Perspective: Accessing Care for Military-Connected Children - Views from Parents

Christy Collette

A recently published qualitative study (Benson et al. 2023) looked at the parents’ perspective in seeking behavioral health services for their children. For military-connected families, moving is a hallmark of service that brings the need to establish all types of health care at each duty station. This study focused on the parental experience of establishing behavioral health care, and the strategies they employ to overcome any barriers they experience during the process. In total, 22 parents across five branches of services were interviewed.

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