Close to 20% of the population struggle with insomnia. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered the best first-line treatment, yet there are very few therapists with appropriate training. A randomized year-long clinical trial of a web-based CBT insomnia intervention shows promise of filling this gap. More than half (56.6% of those participating in the Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) program achieved remission with 67% experiencing improved sleep outcomes.
PositiveTip: Trouble sleeping? Internet-based CBT might be a very cost effective treatment for insomnia.