Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Sedative Use in Older Adults With Chronic Insomnia (IBI)

  • End date
    May 20, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 23 September 2022
behavior therapy
sleeping pill
chronic insomnia


This randomized pilot study (n=20) explores the effects of a behavioral intervention, that includes sleep hygiene improvements, in long-term users of sleeping pills, aiming to alleviate or stabilize symptoms of insomnia, monitor and decrease sleeping pill usage. Adherence will be monitored by an optional smartphone application.


This randomized pilot study has a goal of enrolling 20 study participants. The investigators will examine the effects of a behavioral intervention, that includes sleep hygiene improvements such as regular sleep schedules, with assisted coaching support from the research team. Study participants are long-term users of sleeping pills. The goal is to improve or stabilizie insomnia symptoms and decrease sleeping pill usage. Study participant adherence will be monitored by an optional smartphone application.

Condition Chronic Insomnia
Treatment Experimental: Behavioral approach 1, Comparator: Behavioral approach 2
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05301543
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on23 September 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age of 55-85
Use of sleeping pill medication for sleep at least 3 nights a week
Diagnosed with Chronic Insomnia by a physician
Speaks English above a 6th-grade level
Has access to a smartphone and/or smart tablet and can use it
Has regular access to internet

Exclusion Criteria

Presence of major depression or other severe psychopathology (e.g., bipolar disorder, psychosis, alcohol/substance abuse, etc.)
Presence of an acute or severe medical condition which, in the opinion of the research team, would interfere with the study participant's ability to participate in the research study, such as an acute heart attack, recent severe trauma, etc
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