In a study involving patients with stable heart failure, researchers discovered that participants were suffering from poor sleep quality and moderate insomnia.
Participants were averaging less than 5.5 hours of sleep and had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
Patients also said they didn't mention their poor sleep to their doctors as they felt their doctors wouldn't be interested in the quality of their sleep.
Those taking part in the study recognized the importance of sleep, but researchers found they had incorrect attitudes and beliefs towards sleep (which is actually common in all insomnia sufferers).
As a result, researchers concluded that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia would be the best insomnia treatment for insomniacs with stable heart failure since this form of treatment not only identifies incorrect assumptions about sleep, it also addresses the behaviors that are harming sleep.
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Last updated: April 9, 2014