A Web-based Strategy for Insomnia

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…

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Video Games and the Web Limit Kids’ Sleep Time

In a preliminary analysis of 16,410 teens who participated in the 2009 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, researchers from the University of Arkansas found that teens who slept the least were the most likely to be the heaviest users of video games and web browsing. They also found that more than one third of teens were not…

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