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Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia set to become more accessible in the UK

Here are two facts that cannot be disputed: 1. Sleeping pills lose their effectiveness over time. 2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) can treat insomnia more effectively than sleeping pills over the long term. Unfortunately, it's still relatively hard to access CBTi - sleeping pills are often the first [...]

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia needs to be more widely available

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment option for those suffering from depression and anxiety - and it's often used to treat people with those conditions. CBT has also been clinically shown to improve the sleep of insomnia sufferers, yet availability of CBT for insomnia is scarce and often [...]

If you’re not asleep after ten minutes, get out of bed

One of the best pieces of insomnia advice we share on this blog is this: If you can't sleep, get out of bed. If you lie in bed and concentrate on trying to fall asleep, you're unlikely to be successful. It's all too easy to lie in bed worrying about the [...]

If insomnia is so inexpensive to treat, why is it still so prevalent?

I've long suspected that insomnia is often ignored by the medical profession since treatment is often billed under a psychological code which pays poorly (compared to sleep apnea which normally costs around $10,000 to treat and is usually fully covered by insurance). I recently came across an article confirming my [...]

How to stop suicidal thoughts when suffering from insomnia

It's no surprise that insomnia is associated with depression and even suicidal thoughts in some sufferers. However, some encouraging research shared at SLEEP 2011 could give depressed insomnia sufferers hope. Sleep disturbance is listed among the top ten warning signs of suicide by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Furthermore, [...]