Sleeping - through six months of follow-up." I think...

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Terra Russell Cognitive Psych Article Sleeping This article talks about how sleep deprivation is running ramped. There are a third that have spurts here and there of insomnia and there are 10-15% of adults that have chronic insomnia. This article discusses how Jack Edinger, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center is trying to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help with sleep patterns. Edinger divided the subjects into three groups, one group used behavior modification, one used relaxation techniques, and the last one was given a placebo. After six weeks, CBT had worked 54 percent of the time, relaxation 16 percent and placebo 12 percent. "Many patients were able to reach fairly normal levels of sleep with this treatment, and without the use of sleeping pills," Edinger says. "And the results lasted
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Unformatted text preview: through six months of follow-up." I think this is a good idea to try and figure out new ways to help regulate sleep patterns. I did not realize that it was that big of an issue in the U.S. but according to the stats it is and this is a problem that needs to be solved. By finding new ways that don’t involve taking pills or medication I think you will be able to get people more interested in trying it. I for one suffer from chronic insomnia but I don’t want to take a pill to get me to sleep all the time, I feel that is how a lot of people feel. When offered another chance to get sleep by other alternatives it gives hope to a hopeless situation. Seeber, Michael. “Perchance to dream.” Psychology Today. Sept/Oct. 2001....
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