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  • Spotlight on sleep psychologists

    Jul 20 2020...
    If you’re experiencing a sleep disorder you may meet with a sleep psychologist, one of the members of the integrated sleep care team. READ MORE>>
  • How much do you really know about insomnia?

    Mar 11 2019...
    Monday, March 11, 2019, is the sixth annual Insomnia Awareness Day. The word “insomnia” gets tossed around a lot. There’s even a brand of cookies named after it! But insomnia isn’t just being tired after a night of poor sleep or tossing and turning in bed. READ MORE>>
  • Treating insomnia in veterans reduces suicidal thoughts

    Feb 18 2015...
    A new study of veterans suggests that treating insomnia may save lives.

    The study involved 405 veterans with insomnia disorder. They received up to six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. CBT-I helps you change attitudes and habits that keep you from sleeping well. It also helps you learn new strategies to sleep better. READ MORE>>
  • Book Review: A Dream Box for child nightmares

    Apr 29 2013...
    A noted branding and creativity strategist, Robin Landa has written more than a dozen books about graphic design and advertising. Her latest work, the children’s picture book The Dream Box, ventures into new territory. The Kindle e-book focuses on Alex, a young bird with some crazy dreams. Ninja frogs. Triple-eyed toads. Giant pancakes. He’s practically scared out of his feathers. Alex decides he has only one way to fight back: He’s never going to sleep again. It’s a tough task for the bleary-eyed bird. He receives some trite advice from well-meaning family members. But Alex knows that it doesn’t help to think “nice things” and “happy thoughts.” He needs a real solution. That’s when he finds a curious little box on his bed. A note with the box helps Alex kick his uninvited guests out of his dreams. READ MORE>>
  • Telephone delivered therapy could help treat insomnia

    Mar 08 2013...
    A new study found that telephone delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of chronic insomnia (CBTI) helped improve sleep quality.

    “These results are important, because they provide preliminary support for the efficacy and sustainability of telephone-delivered CBTI,” said Dr. J. Todd Arnedt, associate professor of psychiatry and neurology and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine program at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems in Ann Arbor, Mich. and principal investigator and lead author of the study. “If replicated in larger controlled studies, the telephone could be integrated as an effective modality for disseminating CBTI on a broader scale.” READ MORE>>
  • A Solution to Sleep Problems from Post-War Trauma

    Feb 22 2011...
    A new pilot study shows a treatment approach that combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with image rehearsal can help shell-shocked veterans find more peaceful sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Internet intervention: online cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia

    Jun 01 2009...
    Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment option for chronic insomnia. But can online CBT help you sleep better? Some health insurers think so. The L.A. Times reported that online CBT for insomnia is now covered by some insurance providers. READ MORE>>
  • Bad chemistry: study links primary insomnia to low levels of a brain chemical

    Nov 11 2008...
    Insomnia can make you feel like your mind is racing out of control. A revealing new study explains why your brain may be unable to put the brakes on your thoughts. It links the problem to low levels of a brain chemical. READ MORE>>
  • Behavioral sleep medicine: improving sleep without pills

    Aug 07 2007...
    Sleeping pills are a common treatment for people who are unable to sleep well. But a growing number of sleep specialists are using other treatment methods to provide solutions for people with sleep disorders. READ MORE>>
  • Insomnia: questions to ask your doctor

    Jul 18 2007...
    It is important to talk to your doctor before you begin treatment for insomnia. You may be unsure of what you need to do. Perhaps you are concerned that there may be risks involved. You probably want to know how much and how soon this treatment will help you. READ MORE>>