A recent study found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia significantly improved sleep quality compared to a control group who participated in a sleep hygiene education program.
The research out of Spain involved 59 women with fibromyalgia and insomnia.
30 were assigned to a group that underwent cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
29 were assigned to a group that was offered sleep hygiene education.
Those in the CBT group reported improvements when it came to feelings of fatigue, pain, anxiety and depression.
The sleep hygiene group saw improvements in subjective sleep quality but the benefits were not as pronounced as those experienced by the CBT group, which showed significantly better results.
If you don't have access to professional CBT, it's worthing giving DIY cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia a try.
I also talk more about CBT in my free sleep training course.
Last updated: May 27, 2014