Les insomniaques ne s’amusent pas du tout ! (Insomniacs do not have fun at all!) (Radio Canada International)

October 29, 2013 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

Contrary to the title of the album of the Québécois Daniel Bélanger (Insomniacs amuse themselves), the people who do not sleep well receive no pleasure, quite the contrary! In the West, it is estimated that about 30% of people occasionally suffer from sleep disorders. Among those over the age of 65, it is rather 65%. In fact, we are almost all affected at some point in our lives.

Charles Morin has worked for more than 30 years on the problem of insomnia, and fortunately for him, it did not make him lose sleep!

With fellow researchers at the University of Virginia Health System, he has put online an anti-insomnia treatment that can not only improve sleep, but can also alleviate the psychological repercussions often accompanying this sleep disorder.

Behavioral cognitive therapy is called SHUTi (Sleep Healthy Using the Internet) and is currently being tested. Therapy helps to alter the false beliefs associated with sleep and to create lifestyle habits conducive to sleep.