Cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep disorders

Kimberly A. Babson, Matthew T. Feldner, Christal L. Badour

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More than 70 million people in the United States experience primary insomnia (PI) at some point in their life, resulting in an estimated $ 65 billion in health care costs and lost productivity. PI is therefore one of the most common health care problems in the United States. To mollify the negative effects of PI, scholars have sought to evaluate and improve treatments of this costly health care problem. A breadth of research has demonstrated that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective intervention for PI. The goal of this article is to provide an overview of CBT for PI, including evidence regarding treatment efficacy, effectiveness, and practitioner considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-640
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Outcomes research
  • Primary insomnia
  • Sleep disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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