Who doesn’t benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia? Original paper

In this randomized controlled trial, the participants with more depressive symptoms were less likely to achieve remission from insomnia following a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) intervention.

This Study Summary was published on April 16, 2024.

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In this randomized controlled trial, the participants with more depressive symptoms were less likely to achieve remission from insomnia following a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) intervention.

What was studied?

The characteristics of subjective responders and nonresponders to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) among adults with insomnia.

This secondary analysis examined data from a randomized trial in which a CBT-I intervention reduced insomnia severity on the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) in comparison to usual care.[1] After the intervention, 56.9% of the participants who received CBT-I continued to report sleep problems.

This analysis compared the responders and nonresponders (based on self-reported insomnia remission status) to identify differences in outcomes (insomnia severity on the ISI, sleep variables, hypnotic medication use, fatigue, depressive symptoms, and dysfunctional beliefs/attitudes) as well as sociodemographics.

Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating (MADR) scale, and beliefs/attitudes regarding sleep were assessed using the Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (DBAS) scale.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on April 16, 2024.


  1. ^Sandlund C, Hetta J, Nilsson GH, Ekstedt M, Westman JImproving insomnia in primary care patients: A randomized controlled trial of nurse-led group treatment.Int J Nurs Stud.(2017-Jul)
  2. ^Asarnow LD, Manber RCognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Depression.Sleep Med Clin.(2019-Jun)