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Behavioral Interventions with Sleep Disorders
10 CEUs Behavioral Interventions for Night Terrors and other Sleep Disorders

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1. What are signs of night terrors?
2. What are effective cognitive intervention treatments for children or adolescents suffering from type ‘A’ night terrors?
3. What are factors involved with type ‘B’ night terrors?
4. What are the steps to the psychotherapeutic approach for treating night terrors?
5. If the child wakes during the night, how should clients respond?
6. What are behavioral interventions for insomnia? 
7. What are additional interventions for insomnia?
8. What are ways to adjust circadian rhythms?
9. What are the steps in phase delay as a method to adjust circadian rhythms?
10. What is sleep inertia?
11. What are mental imagery techniques for sleep disorders?
12. What is a leading contributing factor regarding breathing related sleep disorders such as sleep apnea?
13. What are techniques for relaxation regarding sleep disorders?
14. What are techniques for sleep disorder clients who have difficulty getting to sleep as a result of the frustration, anxiety and tension?
A.  stimulus control therapy and sleep restriction therapy.
B. is the tendency of a client’s performance following a nap to actually be worse than it was before the nap.
C.  stretching, mind games, and autogenic training. 
D.  rapid heartbeat, profuse sweating, and rapid breathing.
E. a leading contributing factor regarding breathing related sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
F. realigning circadian rhythms and altering circadian rhythms with light. 
G.  Following Sleep Guidelines, Validating Trauma and Evaluating Family Ties, Exploring Present Circumstances, Addressing Resultant Health Problems, Allowing Solitude, and Implementing the Steps Simultaneously. 
H. extreme trauma, complications resulting from type ‘B’ night terrors, and personality characteristics.
I.  relaxation therapies and cognitive therapy. 
J. ‘Float Along,’ ‘Drifting Downward.’ ‘Count Down to Relaxation,’ and the ‘On Vacation’ techniques. 
K. behavior documentation, assisted recall, and associative connections. 
L. worry time and reducing tension and coping with stress. 
M. to initiate phase delay, continue with subsequent phase delays, and maintain the rhythm.
N.  repeating that day’s progression.
15. What are guidelines for developing an assessment procedure for child and adolescent sleep disturbance?
16. According to Guilleminault, what are triggers for childhood sleep disturbances that parents may not consider?
17. According to Mead, what is one technique that can help a therapist gain insight into the exact nature of the client’s sleep disturbances?
18. According to Owens, what are differences in children with behavioral sleep disorders, as compared to children with obstructive sleep apnea?
19. What are Turkoski’s behavioral tips for insomnia?
20. What are nonclinical treatments for sleep difficulties?
21. According to Boivin, what is the relationship between circadian rhythms and the self-assessment of mood?
22. What are natural therapies you might recommend to sleep disordered clients?
23. What is the difference between an NREM sleep disorder and an REM sleep disorder?
24. According to Shapiro, what does sexsomnia have in common with other NREM parasomnias such as sleepwalking, sleep terrors, and confusional arousals?
25. What are the primary symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?
26. What are behavioral approaches that may be useful in treating Restless Leg Syndrome?
A.  All of these parasomnias have partial arousal as a main feature, resulting in an intermixed sleep-wake state and complex behavior.
B.  1. Stimulus control, 2. progressive muscle relaxation, 3. paradoxical intention, 4. biofeedback, 5. sleep restriction therapy, 6. cognitive behavioral therapy
C.  1. sleep hygiene; 2. exercise; 3. bright light therapy.
D.  1. Identify the Role of Medical Pathology; 2. Screen for Parental Psychopathology; 3. Identify Coexisting Child Behavior or Emotional Problems; 4. Obtain the History and the Current Presentation; 5. Monitor Ongoing Sleep Schedule and Sleep- Related Behaviors; 6. Obtain a Nighttime Video or Actigraph Home Monitoring.
E. 1. Shorter sleep duration; 2. increased frequency of bedtime struggles, 3. greater number and severity of externalizing daytime behavior problems
F. Non-REM sleep parasomnias occur mainly in the first third of the night, during non-Rapid Eye Movement (dreamless) sleep. Others are typical of REM (rapid eye movement or dreaming) sleep and occur mainly in the last two-thirds of the night.
G.  Develop and maintain a regular bed time and wake schedule; Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine; Avoid heavy, spicy foods close to bedtime; Restrict excessive fluids close to bedtime; Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine close to bedtime; Create an environment that is conducive for sleeping; Have comfortable bedding; Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex.
H.  sleep-disordered breathing and restless leg syndrome.
I.  1. Massage; 2. Yoga; 3. pressure points; 4. music therapy; 5. Ayurvedic medicine; 6. changing bad habits; 7. herbal tea
J.  Patients may describe the symptoms as "pulling, searing, drawing, or crawling" beneath the skin, usually in the calf area. Itching and pain may be present. 
K.  These results indicate that the temporal alignment between the sleep--wake cycle and the endogenous circadian rhythms affects self-assessment of mood in healthy subjects.
L. Mead suggests having clients complete a sleep diary.

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