Attentional bias modification training for insomnia: A double-blind placebo controlled randomized trial
MetadataShow full item record
© 2017 Lancee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.Background: Attentional bias toward sleep-related information is believed to play a key role in insomnia. If attentional bias is indeed of importance, changing this bias should then in turn have effects on insomnia complaints. In this double-blind placebo controlled randomized trial we investigated the efficacy of attentional bias modification training in the treatment of insomnia. Method: We administered baseline, post-test, and one-week follow-up measurements of insomnia severity, sleep-related worry, depression, and anxiety. Participants meeting DSM-5 criteria for insomnia were randomized into an attentional bias training group (n = 67) or a placebo training group (n = 70). Both groups received eight training sessions over the course of two weeks. All participants kept a sleep diary for four consecutive weeks (one week before until one week after the training sessions). Results: There was no additional benefit for the attentional bias training over the placebo training on sleep-related indices/outcome measures. Conclusions: The absence of the effect may be explained by the fact that there was neither attentional bias at baseline nor any reduction in the bias after the training. Either way, this study gives no support for attentional bias modification training as a stand-alone intervention for ameliorating insomnia complaints.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The potential benefits of targeted attentional bias modification on cognitive arousal and sleep quality in worry-related sleep disturbanceMilkins, B.; Notebaert, L.; MacLeod, C.; Clarke, Patrick (2016)Attentional bias for sleep-related negative information is believed to contribute to symptoms of insomnia by elevating arousal during the presleep period. In the present study, we examined whether the delivery of an ...
Individuals with clinically significant insomnia symptoms are characterised by a negative sleep-related expectancy bias: Results from a cognitive-experimental assessmentCourtauld, H.; Notebaert, L.; Milkins, B.; Kyle, S.; Clarke, Patrick (2017)© 2017 Elsevier LtdCognitive models of insomnia consistently suggest that negative expectations regarding the consequences of poor sleep contribute to the maintenance of insomnia. To date, however, no research has sought ...
Lam, Tina; Ogeil, R.; Allsop, Steve; Chikritzhs, Tanya; Fischer, J.; Midford, R.; Gilmore, William; Lenton, Simon; Liang, W.; Lloyd, B.; Aiken, A.; Mattick, R.; Burns, L.; Lubman, D. (2018)Study Objectives: We aimed to explore symptoms of insomnia in a group of youths characterized as engaging in risky drinking, their use of drugs as sleep/ wake aids, and the relationships between alcohol and other drug use ...