Finding a Better Night’s Sleep Through the Internet (UVA Innovation)

November 1, 2007 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

A new Internet-based intervention developed by a University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher may one day help the 30 percent of Americans with insomnia get a better night’s sleep.

Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) is an online program designed to help people who have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early. A new UVA study funded by the National Institute of Health will measure the effectiveness of SHUTi, and study coordinators are now looking for volunteers to participate. If proven effective, adults could eventually have a new alternative to help them sleep better.

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