Researchers Recommend New, Med-Free Treatment for Insomnia
written by/ June 22, 2021
Researchers at the Flinders University, Australia, have started recommending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) — a breakthrough treatment for the notorious sleep disorder that helps people improve their sleep patterns in the long term.
Better yet, the researchers have created precise clinical guidelines that doctors can use to help patients suffering from insomnia. In fact, it not only helps people fall asleep and stay asleep during recommended sleeping hours, but it also improves mental health.
And as we already know, mental health and insomnia go hand-in-hand. Namely, people who don’t get enough sleep often develop depression and anxiety. Moreover, depression and anxiety can also affect the quality of sleep, creating a vicious circle in the process.
Fortunately, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help people improve all areas of life (sleep quality in particular) with a single treatment. It’s only four sessions long, so you won’t even have to go to long-term therapy.
Nevertheless, if you’re still skeptical about this new approach (or simply don’t have the funds for it), there are always over-the-counter medications that can help you fall asleep. What’s more, you can use CBD oil for sleep as a natural alternative to prescription medication, which is never a bad idea.
Overall, this huge scientific leap could revolutionize the way we sleep, including insomnia treatments. And despite the research being based in Australia, if it proves successful, we could soon see it all over the globe.