Researcher Lianne Tomfohr explores the beliefs around sleeplessness, reports UToday.

Now, a researcher with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) is studying a form of therapy to help pregnant women get the restful sleep they need.

“Cognitive behaviour therapy is the gold standard for helping people with insomnia,” says Lianne Tomfohr, PhD, who holds the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Professorship in Child Psychology. She is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology.

“In our pilot study, we’re teaching women how to challenge some of the negative thinking they’ve had about sleep, and assessing how effective the approach is in a group setting.”