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An Introduction to Treating Insomnia

Michael Priddy, PhD (#110999)

This lecture describes a cognitive behavioral approach to treating sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia. This lecture will use proven methods such as thought stopping, keeping a sleep diary and relaxation training. We will also get an over view of rules to improve sleep hygiene. A 6 to 8 week treatment schedule will be developed. This program will assist clients in returning to a lifestyle of more restorative and restful sleep. This lecture is ideal for psychology students, both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In this series: 3 Videos | 00:17:26 Total Length

In the first part of the series, the different treatments that are available for treating insomnia are identified and explained. Next, the intake process is explained so the viewer can understand how the process of treating insomnia begins. This first video concludes with an explanation of what a sleep journal is.

Part #: 1 | 06:47

In Section 2, the subject of stimulus control is analyzed and Dr. Priddy explains how to avoid being overstimulated before bed. Also, the best practices for proper sleep hygiene are explained one by one.

Part #: 2 | 04:53

Dr. Priddy explains how to keep a thought journal, and explores an alternative treatment method know as progressive muscle relation. Finally, the series is summarized and concluded.

Part #: 3 | 05:46