VIDEO: One hour cognitive behavioural therapy session helped 73% of insomniacs get to sleep

06/02/2015 - 00:00

In the first ever study to attempt to treat insomnia in the acute phase – before it becomes chronic– researchers found that almost three-quarters of participants saw improvements in the quality of their sleep within three months following a 60-minute cognitive behavioural therapy session.

The findings, which have been published today (Monday 1 June) in the international journal SLEEP, are especially important as those transitioning from acute to chronic insomnia are particularly vulnerable to the onset of depression due to the condition.

People with insomnia report consistent issues with the quality, duration or continuity of their sleep patterns.