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Logging on for nodding off

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the Behavior Therapist, vol. 32, issue 6 (2009) pp. 123-126

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has been shown to be highly effective, producing reliable and durable improvements in sleep in about 70% to 80% of patients with primary insomnia and approximately 60% of patients with comorbid insomnia. Despite the widespread occurrence of chronic insomnia, research suggests that a significant proportion of individuals with sleep problems do not seek treatment, often due to lack of awareness and accessibility of treatment options. One of the most promising avenues for delivering self-administered CBT-I is through the use of an Internet-based platform. Online programs have a number of advantages, including ease of access, flexibility of timing, privacy, and convenience. Unlike paper-based media, Internet programs can incorporate a variety of audiovisual materials that encourage user engagement and interaction. This is consistent with theories suggesting that self-administered treatment may help to foster self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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