Changing maladaptive memories through reconsolidation: A role for sleep in therapy success?
DIEKELMANN, SUSANNE; FORCATO, CECILIA
BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Año: 2015 vol. 38
Like Lane et al., we believe that change in psychotherapy comes about by updating dysfunctional memories with new adaptive experiences. We suggest that sleep is essential to (re-)consolidate such corrective experiences. Sleep is well-known to strengthen and integrate new memories into pre-existing networks. Targeted sleep interventions might be promising tools to boost this process and thereby increase therapy effectiveness.