Bedtime fading in the treatment of pediatric insomnia

Cathleen C. Piazza, Wayne W. Fisher

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In this paper, the sleep-wake cycles of two children with severe sleep problems were regulated by delaying bedtimes, thus increasing the probability of short latency to sleep onset. A fading procedure was then utilized to advance the bedtimes and gradually increase duration of sleep. Several treatments had previously been attempted with both of these patients without success. The advantages of this treatment over other interventions for pediatric sleep disorders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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