Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is one of the most effective (and permanent) ways to improve sleep.
Unfortunately, access to CBT can be difficult - but new studies are suggesting that CBT can improve sleep quality even when delivered over the telephone.
The latest research involved 30 chronic insomniacs who received up to 8 weekly cognitive behavioral therapy sessions over the telephone or were given an information pamphlet.
Those who received the telephone based cognitive behavioral therapy were seen to be in 'insomnia remission' when followed-up at 12 weeks.
Furthermore, after 12 weeks 80% were still experiencing improvements in the quality of their sleep.
Even those who were given only the information pamphlet saw improvements in their sleep duration and sleep efficiency.
Proof then, that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia works and it doesn't have to be expensive or inaccessible.
So why isn't CBT for insomnia more widely available?
Last updated: March 21, 2013