There seems to be promise in the area of MI on insomnia.
Given the paucity of data in this area, more research with bigger group of study
participants are needed to fully conclude the effectiveness of this treatment.
Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP) for Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is poor. We assessed the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing
intervention (MINT) in addition to best practice standard care to improve acceptance and adherence
to CPAP therapy in people with a new diagnosis of OSA.
The current study aimed to evaluate school-based motivational sleep education programs (SEPs) with adjunct bright light therapy (BLT) and/or parental involvement (PI).
The Motivating Teens to Sleep More program is a novel intervention that contributes theoretically to the field of pediatric sleep by merging three approaches to motivate normally developing adolescents to adopt earlier bedtimes
Recent research suggests that the school classroom may be a promising arena for the dissemination of sleep interventions for adolescents
The feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a mobile health self-management intervention aimed at improving sleep among older adults with osteoarthritis and disturbed sleep were evaluated.
Motivation is a crucial component to many types of behavior change in adolescents. However, to date there is no empirical evidence to indicate that motivational interviewing (MI) is effective for specific sleep disorders. In general, MI does not focus on directing the adolescent behavior toward goals established by the clinician, parent, or teacher. The approach begins by focusing on the adolescent's current interests and concerns, and aims to develop discrepancies between present behavior and important personal goals, values, and beliefs. MI focuses on responding to adolescents in ways that help resolve their own sources of ambivalence to behavior change, reduce resistance, and help move the adolescent to self-motivated positive changes in sleep-related behaviors. Clinicians who care for adolescents with sleep disorders are constantly addressing behavioral issues. Whether trying to motivate changes in sleep habits and schedules, modifying late-night social activities, avoiding caffeine, tobacco, drug or alcohol intake, altering behaviors that negatively affect sleep, or trying to improve treatment adherence in patients with narcolepsy or sleep apnea, clinicians often struggle with how best to help adolescents make positive changes in their sleep-related behaviors. Simply giving advice or education alone is rarely an effective method for facilitating behavior change, particularly when there may be ambivalence or resistance to change. Adolescents often perceive advice as akin to being lectured, and may quickly “tune out” the clinician. In some cases, hearing an adult authority figure advocating what an adolescent “should” do can simply activate unspoken counterarguments in the adolescent, or stir up feelings of doubt as to whether the clinician's perspective or advice has any relevance.