Online therapy for insomnia (Minnesota Public Radio, MPR)

August 14, 2009 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

Sleep researchers in the U.S. and Canada have developed online programs to help those suffering from insomnia. Advocates say the programs could make non-pharmaceutical treatments available to large numbers of people, but some are concerned about taking medical professionals out of the picture.

Frances Thorndike: assistant professor of in the department of psychiatry neurobehavioral sciences at the university of Virginia. She is co-creator of an online program to help people suffering from insomnia. The program is called SHUTi–Sleep Healthy Using the Internet.
Michel Cramer-Borneman: co-director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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