Working Lifestyles and Sleepless Nights: The Role of Work in Patient Explanatory Models of Insomnia

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Interviews conducted with patients receiving treatment for insomnia at one of two sleep medicine clinics, located in Texas and Oregon, suggest that work is a pivotal influence in shaping the respondents' interpretations, explanations and behaviors relating to insomnia. "Work" includes such facets as the nature of one's occupation, the associated volume or amount of work required, mental demands related to work, work schedules and work-related stress. Specifically, results reveal: 1) nearly 60% of the sample identify work as a primary or perpetuating cause of their insomnia, 2) respondents often report work as influencing the nature and importance of their sleep, ... continued below

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McClellen, Dana L. December 2006.

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Interviews conducted with patients receiving treatment for insomnia at one of two sleep medicine clinics, located in Texas and Oregon, suggest that work is a pivotal influence in shaping the respondents' interpretations, explanations and behaviors relating to insomnia. "Work" includes such facets as the nature of one's occupation, the associated volume or amount of work required, mental demands related to work, work schedules and work-related stress. Specifically, results reveal: 1) nearly 60% of the sample identify work as a primary or perpetuating cause of their insomnia, 2) respondents often report work as influencing the nature and importance of their sleep, 3) sleep is considered a problem, and medical intervention is solicited, after work is affected, and 4) work performance is a major consideration in determining treatment efficacy and compliance.

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McClellen, Dana L. Working Lifestyles and Sleepless Nights: The Role of Work in Patient Explanatory Models of Insomnia, thesis, December 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5450/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .