The better weight-better sleep study: a pilot intervention in primary care

Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar;36(3):319-34. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.36.3.4.


Objective: To explore the feasibility of integrating sleep management interventions with dietary and exercise interventions for obesity in a 12-week randomized trial.

Methods: We randomized 49 overweight or obese adult patients either to a better weight (BW) cognitive behavioral intervention, or to a combination of the BW intervention and a better sleep intervention, better weight-better sleep (BWBS).

Results: The BWBS group lost weight faster (P=.04), and coping self-efficacy accelerated (P=.01).

Conclusions: These preliminary results merit replication in a larger primary care-based trial with a longer continuous intervention and follow-up period.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / physiopathology
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Primary Health Care
  • Sleep*
  • Weight Loss / physiology*
  • Young Adult