High Tech Health Tools: Enjoy a Good Night’s Sleep (Self)

March 25, 2011 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

Stop counting sheep with SHUTi, a six-week online program created by researchers at the University of Virginia. After completing the program, 73 percent of participants in the study no longer had insomnia. The secret? SHUTi uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, which teaches you how to identify and then change angst-producing thoughts (If I don’t fall asleep right now, I’ll be useless tomorrow) or behaviors (watching TV until the wee hours) that may be preventing you from nodding off. Visit SHUTi.net to sign up to be one of the first people to try the program when it launches to the public this spring. Or access even more cutting-edge science by enrolling in the researchers’ next sleep study, funded by the National Institutes of Health.