Monday, July 15, 2013
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in fibromyalgia
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy used to treat insomnia. I use it in my practice almost daily. Here is an article about a study of CBT vs sleep hygiene education in patients with fibromyalgia. The results showed that sleep hygiene education did improve subjective sleep quality, but that was it. CBT improved several sleep variables, fatigue, daily functioning, pain catastrophizing, anxiety and depression.