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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on May 8th, 2020

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Recent Insomnia News, late 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 Clinical Sleep Medicine : Insomnia and psychological reactions during the COVID-19 outbreak in China [APR 30, 2020]
  2. Neurology : Daridorexant, a new dual orexin receptor antagonist, in elderly subjects with insomnia disorder [APR 27, 2020]
  3. Shape : How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy "Cured" My Insomnia [APR 27, 2020]
  4. Neurology : Brainwave Entrainment through External Sensory Stimulus: A Therapy for Insomnia [APR 26, 2020]
  5. Cambridge University Press : Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: associations with sleep duration, insomnia, and inflammation [APR 23, 2020]
  6. CURE : Insomnia and Cancer Go Hand in Hand [APR 21, 2020]
  7. Sleep Review : Insomnia Medication Prescriptions Increase with Spread of Coronavirus [APR 21, 2020]
  8. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment : Evaluation and Management of Insomnia in Women With Breast Cancer [APR 20, 2020]
  9. The Harvard Gazette : Insomnia in a pandemic [APR 16, 2020]
  10. BMC : Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with persistent post-traumatic headache compared with migraine [APR 15, 2020]
  11. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Insomnia associated with traffic noise and proximity to traffic—a cross-sectional study of the Respiratory Health in Northern Europe III population [APR 15, 2020]
  12. Sleep Health : Are cognitive variables that maintain insomnia also involved in shift work disorder? [APR 9, 2020]
  13. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The Relationship Between Insomnia and Endometriosis [APR 8, 2020]
  14. Sleep Review : Insomnia in the Elderly Is Often Eclipsed by Other Disorders But Recognizing It Can Help Resolve Comorbidities [APR 8, 2020]
  15. HCP Live : CBT App Improves Sleep Quality in Insomnia Patients [APR 5, 2020]
  16. Sleep Medicine : The Effect of Baclofen on Objective and Subjective Sleep Measures in a Model of Transient Insomnia [APR 4, 2020]
  17. BMC : Music to improve sleep quality in adults with depression-related insomnia (MUSTAFI): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial [APR 3, 2020]
  18. PLoS One : Insomnia and caregiver burden in chronic pain patients: A cross-sectional clinical study [APR 2, 2020]
  19. Sleep Medicine : Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of insomnia: Quantitative comparison of drug efficacy [APR 1, 2020]
  20. University of Colorado Boulder : Teen marijuana use boosts risk of adult insomnia [MAR 31, 2020]
  21. Psychology Today : Lucid Dreaming Treatment for Insomnia [MAR 28, 2020]
  22. Neurology Live : Somryst Digital Prescription Therapeutic Gets Market Authorization for Insomnia [MAR 26, 2020]
  23. Journal of Traumatic Stress : Examining Insomnia During Intensive Treatment for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Does it Improve and Does it Predict Treatment Outcomes? [MAR 25, 2020]
  24. SLEEP : A laboratory study on the effects of wind turbine noise on sleep: results of the polysomnographic WiTNES study [MAR 25, 2020]
  25. Frontiers in Psychology : The Prevalence of Insomnia Subtypes in Relation to Demographic Characteristics, Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol Consumption and Use of Hypnotics [MAR 24, 2020]