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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on August 28th, 2020

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Recent Insomnia News, Late 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. Center for Environmental Therapy : A Brief Guide to Chronic Insomnia Disorder [AUG 24, 2020]
  2. MobiHealth News : Sleepio study suggests insomnia treatment could also improve depressive symptoms [AUG 20, 2020]
  3. Physician's Weekly : The State of Insomnia in America Millions affected, but few seek treatment [AUG 20, 2020]
  4. Physician's Weekly : Women More Likely to Have Insomnia—With age comes sleepless nights [AUG 20, 2020]
  5. Psychology Today : Wide Awake at 2 AM? [AUG 16, 2020]
  6. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The clinical problem of the lethality of insomnia: a new empirical exploration from a clinical trial [AUG 15, 2020]
  7. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : An exploratory analysis of the association of circadian rhythm dysregulation and insomnia with suicidal ideation over the course of treatment in individuals with depression, insomnia, and suicidal ideation [AUG 15, 2020]
  8. Physician's Weekly : Effects of trazodone versus cognitive behavioral therapy in the insomnia with short sleep duration phenotype: a preliminary study [AUG 13, 2020]
  9. Psychiatry Advisor : Comorbid ADHD, Insomnia Associated With Poorer Mental Functioning, Productivity [AUG 12, 2020]
  10. Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials : How to Beat Insomnia When You Have Chronic Pain [AUG 10, 2020]
  11. American Academy of Sleep Medicine : Insomnia and COVID-19 (Talking Sleep Podcast) [AUG 6, 2020]
  12. Physician's Weekly : Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Dimensions and Insomnia: Associations Among a Treatment-Seeking Veteran Sample [AUG 6, 2020]
  13. The Telegraph : Lessons from a former insomniac on how to sleep during a heatwave [JULY 31, 2020]
  14. Journal of Sleep Research : Use of the single‐item Patient Global Impression‐Severity scale as a self‐reported assessment of insomnia severity [JULY 30, 2020]
  15. Psychology Today : How Bed-Hopping Can Cure Insomnia [JULY 27, 2020]
  16. Sleep Health : Discrepancies in self-reported and actigraphy-based sleep duration are associated with self-reported insomnia symptoms in community-dwelling older adults [JULY 27, 2020]
  17. Sleep Review : A Newly Available Drug for Insomnia Addresses Both Sleep Onset and Maintenance [JULY 24, 2020]
  18. Nature and Science of Sleep : Efficacy of Electroacupuncture on Treating Depression-Related Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial [JULY 21, 2020]
  19. Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Advanced psychometric testing on a clinical screening tool to evaluate insomnia: sleep condition indicator in patients with advanced cancer [JULY 16, 2020]
  20. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The relationship between military occupation and diagnosed insomnia following combat deployment [JULY 15, 2020]
  21. Sleep Health : Associations between device use before bed, mood disturbance, and insomnia symptoms in young adults [JULY 14, 2020]
  22. Sleep Review : FDA OKed Insomnia Digital Therapy Begins Enrolling Participants for Real-World Impact Trial [JULY 14, 2020]
  23. Current Psychiatry Reports : Affect and Arousal in Insomnia: Through a Lens of Neuroimaging Studies [JULY 13, 2020]
  24. SLEEP : Telemedicine versus face-to-face delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: a randomized controlled noninferiority trial [JULY 13, 2020]
  25. Psychiatric Times : Anxiety-Associated Insomnia With a Twist of Depression [JULY 11, 2020]