Insomnia treatment that's delivered through
a Web-based programme or video conference may help people feel less tired during
the day, according to a small study from Canada.
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One treatment for chronic insomnia is CBT,
which consists of therapist-guided sessions that teach people methods to help
them get better sleep. Those sessions include lessons about insomnia,
relaxation techniques, ignoring stimuli and creating good sleeping habits.
At the start of the study, all of the
participants had insomnia, according to a questionnaire that scores how well a
person functions during the day.
"Overall, our study suggests that both
Web- and telehealth-based treatments of insomnia show promise and are worthy of
further development and study," they write.
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