My colleagues and I recently published a paper that provides one of the essential concepts for understanding insomnia and a host of other constructive, banal, and problematic mental states. The concept is perturbance, which is a persistent tendency to consider affectively laden mental content — problems, issues, concerns, wishes, wants, desires, fears, yearnings, etc. Read more ›
Researchers at the University of Montreal will present a paper in Montreal comparing the cognitive shuffle with backward counting. This research was undertaken for several reasons, one of which is that insomnia research has to date assessed surprisingly few deliberate mentation strategies. For example, old techniques such as reading, listening to the radio, and the familiar backward counting technique (“counting sheep”) have had practically no experimental attention. And yet the sleep community does occasionally express opinions on these techniques, extrapolating from other findings and vague theories.
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The recent general elections in the U.S.A. have stressed many people out. Whether the candidates they voted for (or for non-Americans, simply preferred) won in the recent elections or not, many people are reporting that they are feeling very anxious. Some feel that neither presidential candidate or major party is prepared to address their concerns (such as the economy, climate change, natural security, health care). The elections brought these issues to the fore. Many are having difficulty understanding the behavior of the candidates, the parties, and large swaths of the electorate.
Many are therefore reporting more difficulty than usual falling asleep.
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We are delighted to announce another CogSci Apps™ Invention for your sleep, well-being and productivity, mySleepButton® 1.4 for iOS, which contains the world’s first personalized body scan meditation pack! Read more ›
On Wednesday of last week, the journal “SLEEP” published the “longest controlled follow-up of CBT-i thus far.” The report found that CBT-i (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) “reduced use of sleep medications and other additional insomnia treatments, compared to a control treatment.” Read more ›
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So there you were the other night, lying in bed trying to fall asleep. But perhaps sleep didn’t come easily to you… Maybe you woke up in the middle of the night and just couldn’t get back to sleep. How might you think (and feel) in order to facilitate sleep?
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