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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on July 17th, 2020

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Recent Insomnia News, Summer 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. Seattle Times : Overactive thyroid leads to insomnia [JULY 10, 2020]
  2. SLEEP : Optimizing actigraphic estimates of polysomnographic sleep features in insomnia disorder [JULY 10, 2020]
  3. Sleep Review : Online CBT-I Program Yields 28% Lower Healthcare Costs in New Study [JULY 10, 2020]
  4. Journal of Sleep Research : The contribution of dispositional optimism to understanding insomnia symptomatology: Findings from a cross‐sectional population study in Austria [JULY 8, 2020]
  5. MedPage Today : Behavioral Therapy a Front Runner for First-Line Insomnia Tx [JULY 8, 2020]
  6. Sleep Review : Insomnia and Alcohol Consumption Linked to ADHD [JULY 6, 2020]
  7. SLEEP : Suicidal ideation is associated with nighttime wakefulness in a community sample [JULY 2, 2020]
  8. International Journal of MS Care : A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Feasibility and Treatment Effect of a Web-Based Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Program in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis [JUNE 26, 2020]
  9. SLEEP : Long-term efficacy and tolerability of lemborexant compared with placebo in adults with insomnia disorder: results from the phase 3 randomized clinical trial SUNRISE 2 [JUNE 26, 2020]
  10. Journal of Sleep Research : Prevalence and management of chronic insomnia in Swiss primary care: Cross‐sectional data from the “Sentinella” practice‐based research network [JUNE 25, 2020]
  11. Crohn's & Colitis 360 : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: A promising treatment for insomnia, pain, and depression in patients with IBD [JUNE 24, 2020]
  12. Journal of Affective Disorders : Insomnia and changes in alcohol consumption: Relation between possible complicated grief and depression among bereaved family caregivers [JUNE 24, 2020]
  13. Sleep Review : Online CBT-I Program Adapted for Young Adults Helps Cancer Survivors Correct Maladaptive Sleep Habits That Can Develop During Cancer Treatments [JUNE 23, 2020]
  14. Healio : Q&A: PCPs on ‘front lines’ in insomnia recognition, care [JUNE 22, 2020]
  15. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Evaluating the Evidence Base of Melatonin, Light Exposure, Exercise, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Insomnia Disorder [JUNE 22, 2020]
  16. Scientific American : Sleep Hygiene Doesn’t Cure Insomnia—Do This Instead [JUNE 18, 2020]
  17. Forbes : Why Do Women Suffer More With Insomnia? [JUNE 17, 2020]
  18. Scope: Some anxiety, insomnia drugs raise risk of ectopic pregnancy [JUNE 17, 2020]
  19. Respiratory Research : Interaction between obstructive sleep apnea and short sleep duration on insulin resistance: a large-scale study : OSA, short sleep duration and insulin resistance [JUNE 16, 2020]
  20. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : A randomized controlled study of weighted chain blankets for insomnia in psychiatric disorders [JUNE 15, 2020]
  21. Neuropsychopharmacology Reports : Current and potential pharmacological treatment options for insomnia in patients with alcohol use disorder in recovery [JUNE 15, 2020]
  22. Psychiatry Advisor : Acupuncture Improves Sleep, Melatonin Levels in Pregnancy-Related Insomnia [JUNE 15, 2020]
  23. SLEEP : Prevalence Rates and Correlates of Insomnia Disorder in Post-9/11 Veterans Enrolling in VA Healthcare [JUNE 12, 2020]
  24. Geriatric Nursing : The effects of insomnia on older adults’ quality of life and daily functioning: A mixed-methods study [JUNE 11, 2020]
  25. Behavioral Sleep Medicine : Trajectories of Insomnia Symptoms and Associations with Mood and Anxiety from Early Pregnancy to the Postpartum [JUNE 4, 2020]