Sleep Medicine, Behavioral
Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rush University Medical Center - Rotating
Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Circadian rhythm assessment
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Behavioral Clinical Trials
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Attribution, cognition and psychopathology in persistent insomnia disorder: outcome and mediation analysis from a randomized placebo-controlled trial of online cognitive behavioural therapy. Espie CA, Kyle SD, Miller CB, Ong J, Hames P, Fleming L Sleep Med. 2014 Mar 12 Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Ong JC, Crawford MR Sleep Med Clin 2013 Sep 1 8(3):389-398. Worried sleep: 24-h monitoring in high and low worriers. Weise S, Ong J, Tesler NA, Kim S, Roth WT Biol Psychol 2013 Sep 94(1):61-70. The More the Merrier? Working Towards Multidisciplinary Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Comorbid Insomnia. Ong JC, Crisostomo MI. J Clin Psychol. 2013 2013 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21958. [Epub ahead of print] The Relationship Between Beliefs About Sleep and Adherence to Behavioral Treatment Combined With Meditation for Insomnia. Cvengros JA, Crawford MR, Manber R, Ong JC Behav Sleep Med 2013 Dec 19 Chronic headaches and insomnia: working toward a biobehavioral model. Ong JC, Park M. Cephalalgia. 2012 2012 Oct 32(14):1059-70. doi: 10.1177/0333102412455709. Epub 2012 Aug 8. Improving sleep with mindfulness and acceptance: a metacognitive model of insomnia. Ong JC, Ulmer CS, Manber R. Behav Res Ther. 2012 2012 Nov 50(11):651-60. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.08.001. Epub 2012 Aug 20. Clinical significance of night-to-night sleep variability in insomnia. Suh S, Nowakowski S, Bernert RA, Ong JC, Siebern AT, Dowdle CL, Manber R. Sleep Med. 2012 2012 May 13(5):469-75. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2011.10.034. Epub 2012 Feb 20. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of online cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia disorder delivered via an automated media-rich web application. Espie CA, Kyle SD, Williams C, Ong JC, Douglas NJ, Hames P, Brown JS. Sleep. 2012 2012 Jun 1 35(6):769-81. doi: 10.5665/sleep.1872. Cognitions and Insomnia Subgroups. Suh S, Ong JC, Steidtmann D, Nowakowski S, Dowdle C, Willett E, Siebern A, Manber R Cognit Ther Res 2012 Apr 36(2):120-128. CBT for insomnia in patients with high and low depressive symptom severity: adherence and clinical outcomes. Manber R, Bernert RA, Suh S, Nowakowski S, Siebern AT, Ong JC. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011 2011 Dec 15 7(6):645-52. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.1472. A two-dimensional approach to assessing affective states in good and poor sleepers. Ong JC, Cardé NB, Gross JJ, Manber R. J Sleep Res. 2011 2011 Dec 20(4):606-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00907.x. Epub 2011 Jan 19. A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia. Ong J, Sholtes D. J Clin Psychol. 2010 2010 Nov 66(11):1175-84. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20736. Mindfulness and rumination: does mindfulness training lead to reductions in the ruminative thinking associated with depression? Deyo M, Wilson KA, Ong J, Koopman C. Explore (NY). 2009 2009 Sep-Oct 5(5):265-71. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2009.06.005. Mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: a naturalistic 12-month follow-up. Ong JC, Shapiro SL, Manber R. Explore (NY). 2009 2009 Jan-Feb 5(1):30-6. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2008.10.004. Pain coping strategies for tension-type headache: possible implications for insomnia? Ong JC, Stepanski EJ, Gramling SE. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 2009 Feb 15 5(1):52-6. Frequency and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea among individuals with major depressive disorder and insomnia. Ong JC, Gress JL, San Pedro-Salcedo MG, Manber R. J Psychosom Res. 2009 2009 Aug 67(2):135-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.03.011. Epub 2009 Apr 25. The relation of trouble sleeping, depressed mood, pain, and fatigue in patients with cancer. Stepanski EJ, Walker MS, Schwartzberg LS, Blakely LJ, Ong JC, Houts AC. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 2009 Apr 15 5(2):132-6. Combining mindfulness meditation with cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia: a treatment-development study. Ong JC, Shapiro SL, Manber R. Behav Ther. 2008 2008 Jun 39(2):171-82. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2007.07.002. Epub 2007 Nov 14. Who is at risk for dropout from group cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia? Ong JC, Kuo TF, Manber R. J Psychosom Res. 2008 2008 Apr 64(4):419-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.10.009.
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I have had insomnia in the past myself, so I do have a connection with how patients feel about not sleeping at night and the impact it has on their day. I think also for me, as a psychologist, insomnia is a very interesting disorder because it’s really a mind-body disorder. So what we think about during the day often times can lead to sleeplessness at night. On the flip side of that, the way we change our behaviors and change our thoughts can actually improve our sleep.
Most of what we do does not involve any medication or drugs. So these are behavioral approaches. Sometimes they are relaxation strategies. So for example, right now we have a study looking at meditation as a treatment for insomnia. Hopefully what we’ll find is a new way to help people sleep better that doesn’t involve drugs. And we can then bring that into our clinic, and offer that to future patients.