Fibromyalgia patients with comorbid insomnia more often receive prescription medications for fibromyalgia and use ambulatory care services relative to their counterparts without the sleep disorder, according to a study, suggesting that comorbidity with insomnia substantially increases its burden.
Use of opioid pain medication among adults with comorbid symptoms of insomnia and chronic pain appears to prolong time spent being awake in bed, reports a study, adding that such effect cannot be attributed to changes in pain, use of sleep medication or total sleep time.
Guided online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) may be used in the management of both insomnia and depressive symptoms, with effect sizes being large and comparable to that of depression therapy, according to a study.
A self-guided, internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) intervention called Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) can improve insomnia symptoms and provide a less expensive, more accessible treatment option that could reach a greater number of people, suggests a study.
Elderly patients with insomnia should be managed with cognitive behavioural therapy in the first-line setting, with the goal of treating comorbid conditions and using benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine receptor agonists as last resorts, according to a recent literature review.
Use of screen-based mobile devices near bedtime, or even the mere presence of them, was associated with poorer sleep health and excessive daytime sleepiness in children aged 6–19 years, revealed a meta-analysis of recent studies.
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