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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on January 8th, 2021

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Recent Insomnia News, Winter 2020-21

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. Insomnia.sleep-disorders.net : Smoking and Insomnia [JAN 4, 2021]
  2. Psychology Today : What Is "Coronasomnia?" [JAN 4, 2021]
  3. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Association between sleep structure and amnesic mild cognitive impairment in patients with insomnia disorder: a case-control study [JAN 1, 2021]
  4. Sleep Review : Why Holistic Treatments for Insomnia Are Becoming More Popular [DEC 29, 2020]
  5. Discover : Insomniacs' Brains Might Be Wired Differently [DEC 28, 2020]
  6. Insomnia.sleep-disorders.net : Is It Insomnia, Sleep Apnea…or Both? [DEC 28, 2020]
  7. Psychiatry Advisor : Few Studies Adequately Report Adverse Events in CBT for Insomnia [DEC 22, 2020]
  8. Sleep Review : Researchers Seek Conclusive Data on How Wind Farms Impact Nearby Residents’ Sleep [DEC 22, 2020]
  9. Cision PR Newswire : The Bloc Hacks a Nightly Social Media Habit to Solve for Sleeplessness [DEC 16, 2020]
  10. MobiHealthNews : Simulation model: Big Health's Sleepio drives greater cost savings than group CBT or drug therapy [DEC 16, 2020]
  11. Journal of Sleep Research : The acute effects of sleep restriction therapy for insomnia on circadian timing and vigilance [DEC 13, 2020]
  12. Nature and Science of Sleep : Efficacy and Safety of Electroacupuncture for Insomnia Disorder: A Multicenter, Randomized, Assessor-Blinded, Controlled Trial [DEC 10, 2020]
  13. Psychiatric Annals : Treatment-Refractory Insomnia in a Survivor of a Cancerous Brain Tumor [DEC 10, 2020]
  14. SLEEP : Autonomic dysregulation and sleep homeostasis in insomnia [DEC 9, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine Reviews : The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia on sedative-hypnotic use: A narrative review [DEC 9, 2020]
  16. MedPage Today : Year in Review: Insomnia [DEC 4, 2020]
  17. Mirror : Millions experiencing menopause sleeplessness 'mental health catastrophe' in waiting [DEC 2, 2020]
  18. SLEEP : High and low ambient temperature at night and the prescription of hypnotics [DEC 2, 2020]
  19. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Effects of cognitive behavioural therapy on insomnia in adults with tinnitus: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials [DEC 1, 2020]
  20. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Reporting of Adverse Events in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: A Systematic Examination of Randomised Controlled Trials [NOV 29, 2020]
  21. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Insomnia and the risk of hypertension: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies [NOV 28, 2020]
  22. SLEEP : Sleep misestimation among older adults suffering from insomnia with short and normal objective sleep duration and the effects of cognitive behavior therapy [NOV 24, 2020]
  23. The Sleep Doctor : Valerian v. Melatonin: What’s the Difference for Sleep? [NOV 24, 2020]
  24. Cision PR Newswire : Survey Reveals Prescription Use Among Insomnia Patients Tied to Comorbidities, Severity, HCP Engagement [NOV 23, 2020]
  25. SLEEP : Randomized controlled trial of an integrated approach to treating insomnia and improving the use of positive airway pressure therapy in veterans with comorbid insomnia disorder and obstructive sleep apnea [NOV 21, 2020]