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Initial insomnia and paradoxical intention: An experimental investigation of putative mechanisms using subjective and actigraphic measurement of sleep

Abstract:

Paradoxical Intention (PI) is a cognitive treatment approach for sleep-onset insomnia. It is thought to operate by eliminating voluntary sleep effort, thereby ameliorating sleep performance anxiety, an aroused state incompatible with sleep. However, this remains untested. Moreover, few PI studies have employed objective sleep measures. The present study therefore examined the effect of PI on sleep effort, sleep anxiety and both objective and subjective sleep. Following a seven-night baseline,...

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10.1017/S1352465803003060

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Journal:
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
313-324
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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ISSN:
1352-4658
URN:
uuid:7a8ce0a1-ac78-49f8-825d-c949f380f5b3
Source identifiers:
388854
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pubs:388854

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