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
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..View full abstract
Dr. Bei has received a grant from the Australasian Sleep Association (Helen Bearpark Scholarship) and the National Health and Medical Research Council Health Professional Research Fellowship. The remaining authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.