A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Behavioral Treatments on Intermittent and Terminal Insomnia
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Chris Koronakos
Dr. Malcolm Robertson
Dr. Neil Kent
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of stimulus control, paradoxical intention, and progressive relaxation on intermittent and terminal insomnia. Their effect on sleep onset latency was also analyzed. Each treatment was given alone initially. Subsequently progressive relaxation was added to stimulus control and paradoxical intention.
Each of the eleven subjects served as his or her control by the use of baseline data taken at the beginning of the study. Data consisted of self-report sleep questionnaires which the subjects mailed in daily. Stimulus control was the most effective treatment on intermittent insomnia and sleep onset latency. No determination could be made about the effectiveness of stimulus control on terminal insomnia. Progressive relaxation was the second most effective treatment and paradoxical intention the least.
Tripp, Ellen Chatham, "A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Behavioral Treatments on Intermittent and Terminal Insomnia" (1985). Masters Theses. 1469.