A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia

Jason Ong*, David Sholtes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Mindfulness meditation has emerged as a novel approach to emotion regulation and stress reduction that has several health benefits. Preliminary work has been conducted on mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia (MBT-I), a meditation-based program for individuals suffering from chronic sleep disturbance. This treatment integrates behavioral treatments for insomnia with the principles and practices of mindfulness meditation. A case illustration of a chronic insomnia sufferer demonstrates the application of mindfulness principles for developing adaptive ways of working with the nocturnal symptoms and waking consequences of chronic insomnia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1184
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume66
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Behavioral sleep medicine
  • Emotion regulation
  • Insomnia
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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