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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on March 27th, 2020

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Recent Insomnia News, early Spring 2020

INSOMNIA WIRE final 1Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report 
capturing insomnia news of relevant interest to sleep
technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our
regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. Journal of the American Heart Association : Associations of Benzodiazepine With Adverse Prognosis in Heart Failure Patients With Insomnia [MAR 21, 2020]
  2. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : Effects of Electroacupuncture Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Chronic Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Study [MAR 19, 2020]
  3. Pain Medicine : Co-prescribing of Opioids with Benzodiazepines and Other Hypnotics for Chronic Pain and Insomnia: Trends and Health Outcomes [MAR 18, 2020]
  4. Journal of Women's Health : Self-Hypnosis for Sleep Disturbances in Menopausal Women [MAR 17, 2020]
  5. Sleep Review : Primary Endpoints Met for Medicinal Cannabis Trial for Insomnia [MAR 11, 2020]
  6. Sleep Science and Practice : Epidemiological differences in levels of depressive signs among nocturnal symptoms of insomnia; results from the HUNT study [MAR 11, 2020]
  7. PsyPost : Neuroscience study uncovers new details about the intimate link between sleep and anxiety [MAR 10, 2020]
  8. Sleep Review : Is the Antidepressant Trazodone Safe for Insomnia Patients? [MAR 9, 2020]
  9. Neurology Today : Scientists Target Orexin Receptor to Treat Insomnia [MAR 5, 2020]
  10. Sleep Health : Mindfulness and nocturnal rumination are independently associated with symptoms of insomnia and depression during pregnancy [MAR 4, 2020]
  11. Annals of Internal Medicine : The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines [MAR 3, 2020]
  12. JMIR Mental Health : Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia for Adolescents With Mental Health Problems: Feasibility Open Trial [MAR 3, 2020]
  13. Journal of Sleep Research : Effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on sleep and opioid medication use in adults with fibromyalgia and insomnia [MAR  3, 2020]
  14. SLEEP : Insomnia, hypnotic use, and road collisions: a population-based, 5-year cohort study [FEB 29, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine : Disrupted Sleep Maintenance Is Associated with Altered Circadian Phase and Phase Angle in Community-Dwelling Adults [FEB 29, 2020]
  16. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences : Candidate mechanisms linking insomnia disorder to Alzheimer’s disease risk [FEB 28, 2020]
  17. Journal of Sleep Research : Long‐term benefits of digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia: Follow‐up report from a randomized clinical trial [FEB 28, 2020]
  18. Brain Sciences : Hyperarousal Is Associated with Socioemotional Processing in Individuals with Insomnia Symptoms and Good Sleepers [FEB 20, 2020]
  19. Sleep Medicine : The effects of repeated transcranial direct current stimulation on sleep quality and depression symptoms in patients with major depression and insomnia [FEB 20, 2020]
  20. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health : Insomnia in Schizophrenia Patients: Prevalence and Quality of Life [FEB 19, 2020]
  21. JNCI Cancer Spectrum : Insomnia and neurocognitive functioning in adult survivors of childhood cancer [FEB 19, 2020]
  22. NPR : Losing Sleep Over The Quest For A Perfect Night's Rest [FEB 18, 2020]
  23. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Expanding our understanding of the impact of insomnia on early child development [FEB 15, 2020]
  24. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Risk of excessive sleepiness in sleep restriction therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial [FEB 15, 2020]
  25. Behavior Therapy : Predictors of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) Outcomes in Active Duty U.S. Army Personnel [FEB 14, 2020]