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These are the insomnia treatments that can actually cure insomnia

When it comes to the best treatment option for insomnia, there is a ton of conflicting information out there. I see plenty of bad advice handed out to people suffering from insomnia and I see many so-called insomnia cures that have little (or no) evidence on their safety or effectiveness [...]

Are these dysfunctional beliefs preventing you from falling asleep?

The Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep Scale is a 16-item survey designed to evaluate sleep related thoughts. Studies have found that those who score highly on the scale (ie those with the strongest dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes) are more likely to have issues with insomnia, particularly when it comes [...]

CBT for insomnia may cure more than just insomnia

I am a big fan of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. I believe it should be the first treatment offered to those suffering from chronic insomnia. Others agree with me: CBT-i has been recognized as the preferred treatment for chronic insomnia by the National Institutes of Health and the British Medical [...]

The insomnia treatment that also reduces suicide risk

We already know there's a link between insomnia and military service. Studies have also found a link between nightmares, insomnia and suicide. Now a study has found suicidal thoughts were reduced by 33% in veterans who underwent cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. In fact, researchers found that every seven point [...]

What makes cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia so effective?

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (otherwise known as CBT for insomnia or CBT-i) is universally recognized as the most effective insomnia treatment. That's because CBT works by tackling the root cause of most cases of insomnia (incorrect thoughts and behaviors towards sleep). Researchers recently set out to determine which component [...]

3 drug-free insomnia remedies put to the (scientific) test

Researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles recently set out to determine which natural insomnia remedy was more effective at treating insomnia; cognitive behavioral therapy, Tai Chi (a Chinese martial art) or sleep seminar education. 123 older adults with chronic and primary insomnia were divided into 3 groups. [...]