Journal article

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Prenatal Insomnia A Randomized Controlled Trial

Rachel Manber, Bei Bei, Norah Simpson, Lauren Asarnow, Elizabeth Rangel, Anita Sit, Deirdre Lyell

Obstetrics & Gynecology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia during pregnancy. METHODS: Randomized, unmasked, 3-site controlled trial. Participants were randomly allocated to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (a first-line, empirically supported psychosocial intervention that addresses sleep-related behaviors and cognitions) or a control intervention consisting of imagery exercises that paired patient-identified distressing nighttime experiences with patient-identified neutral images. Participants were eligible if they met diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder and were between 18 and 32 weeks of gestation. Patients were ineligible if they met diagnostic c..

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