Qualitative Examination of Daytime Monitoring and Selective Attention in Insomnia

AKRAM, Umair, KAY, Shannon and FONQUERINE, Zoe (2018). Qualitative Examination of Daytime Monitoring and Selective Attention in Insomnia. Sleep and Vigilance, 2 (2), 149-155.

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Purpose Insomnia is partly maintained by selective attention and monitoring for cues that indicate the presence of a poor night’s sleep. However, little published work examining the role of selective attention in insomnia from a qualitative perspective exists. Methods Eleven participants with DSM-5 insomnia disorder completed semi-structured interviews.Results“Thematic analysis” revealed two prominent, yet interrelated, themes: impairment to daytime functioning and selective attention and monitoring. Perceived difficulty initiating and maintaining asleep during the biological night was accompanied by increased efforts during the day to complete mundane tasks. In addition, reports of consciously selectively attending to sleep-related cues on awakening were frequent, and for some this behaviour extends throughout the day. Conclusion The current outcomes provide first-person support for cognitive models of the disorder. Treatment approaches may wish to target and alleviate selective attention in insomnia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 2510-2265 **Article IDs: publisher-id: s41782-018-0049-6; manuscript: 49 **History: received 21-09-2018; submitted 21-09-2018; accepted 14-11-2018; registration 15-11-2018; epub 22-11-2018; online 22-11-2018; ppub 12-2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Original Article, Insomnia, Daytime impairment, Attentional bias, Interpretative bias, Tiredness, Qualitative
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41782-018-0049-6
Page Range: 149-155
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 16:33
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:50
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23687

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