The relationship between beliefs about sleep and adherence to behavioral treatment combined with meditation for insomnia

Jamie A. Cvengros, Megan Crawford, Rachel Manber, Jason C. Ong

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Abstract

This study examined beliefs about sleep, as measured by the Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (DBAS) scale, as predictors of adherence to 3 specific insomnia treatment recommendations: restriction of time spent in bed, maintenance of a consistent rise time, and completion of daily meditation practice. Higher DBAS scores predicted poorer adherence to restriction of time spent in bed and to maintenance of a prescribed rise time. DBAS scores were not associated with completion of daily meditation. These preliminary findings suggest that pre-treatment beliefs about sleep may impact patient engagement with behavioral recommendations regarding time in bed and consistent rise time during treatment for insomnia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-63
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume13
Issue number1
Early online date19 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • sleep
  • beliefs
  • meditation
  • insomnia
  • behavior therapy
  • adolescent

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