Candidate Cognitive Processes in Psychophysiologic Insomnia

Broomfield, Niall M. ORCID:, Gumley, Andrew I and Espie, Colin A. (2005) Candidate Cognitive Processes in Psychophysiologic Insomnia. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19 (1). pp. 5-17. ISSN 0889-8391

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In this review, we begin by highlighting the lack of available evidence to support current diagnostic criteria for psychophysiologic insomnia. We then outline 3 new testable candidate cognitive processes in psychophysiologic insomnia: attention bias, sleep effort, and metacognitive beliefs. Each candidate element is carefully described. Evidence of involvement in insomnia maintenance is discussed based on the existing literature. The need for an experimental research agenda to examine the interplay of these candidate cognitive processes is then emphasized. Research ideas are presented throughout our discussions.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:17
DOI: 10.1891/jcop.

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