Web-Based Programs Could be Wave of Health Care Future (CBS19)

March 20, 2007 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

“My husband used to joke with me all the time and say I was like a doll. He’d say, he’d ‘lay me down anywhere and your eyes close. You’re gone.'”

Stella Parolisi used to have no trouble sleeping, but two years ago that changed. “It’s not like I am worrying about things. I don’t know what the problem is. I just, wake up,” she said.

Stella is like 30 percent of Americans who struggle with insomnia. Now, she is hoping to get rid of those sleepless nights by participating in a study performed by UVA’s Dr. Lee Ritterband called Sleeping Health Using the Internet or SHUTi.