CBT-I Applied to Acute Insomnia

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Whilst CBT-I is considered the optimal treatment for insomnia disorder, there is limited research in terms of its prophylactic properties. This chapter examines the use of a brief variant of CBT-I in the context of acute insomnia. Starting with the definition of acute insomnia, the chapter moves on to outline the only non-pharmacological strategy aimed to circumvent the transition from acute to chronic insomnia (i.e., the ‘one-shot) and show how it can be used in practice. The results from the trials of the ‘one-shot’ demonstrate its use in acute insomnia and the potential for its utility in more complex situations and environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive-Behavioural Therapy For Insomnia (CBT-I) Across The Life Span
Subtitle of host publicationGuidelines and Clinical Protocols for Health Professionals
EditorsChiara Baglioni, Colin A. Espie, Dieter Riemann
Place of PublicationHoboken, US
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781119891192
ISBN (Print)9781119785132
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2022

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