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Clinical Trials Update
January 24/31, 2017

Internet Cognitive Behavior Therapy Effective as Insomnia Treatment

JAMA. 2017;317(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20778

Web-based cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improved sleep in participants in a randomized trial and may be a scalable, inexpensive solution to the limited availability of face-to-face therapy, according to the authors. Although CBT-I is the first-line recommendation for adults with chronic insomnia, few clinicians are trained to provide it and therapy can be costly.

The 303 adults with chronic insomnia were assigned to either a 6-week interactive web-based Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) intervention or given access to a patient-education website with information about insomnia. Half of the participants had at least 1 medical or psychiatric comorbidity.

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